San Antonio - The 16th-ranked Trinity women's basketball team swept its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season series with a 95-52 victory over Colorado College Friday night.
Trinity held Colorado College to just six points and 27.3% shooting in the opening quarter, sprinting out to a 23-6 lead after 10 minutes of action.
After 12 unanswered points to start the second period, Trinity led 35-6 with less than eight minutes until the intermission. Colorado finally got some scoring going late in the half, but Trinity was on fire offensively, hitting 70.6% of its shots in the quarter. That resulted in Trinity taking a 55-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The break didn't stop Trinity's momentum in the third quarter, as the home team pushed the lead to as much as 45 points (72-27) in the final minutes, and led 77-35 after three.
Despite shooting less than 30% in the final quarter, Trinity still outscored Colorado 18-17, and pushed the lead as high as 48 points.
The Tigers won their third straight game and improved their overall record to 17-1. Trinity stands at 6-1 in SCAC competition. Colorado College dropped to 2-17 and 1-7 SCAC after Friday's loss.
Five Trinity players scored in double figures, paced by Elizabeth Balido's game-high 17 points. Balido shot 6-13 from the field, sank 4-4 free throws, and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Grace Horn dished out three assists in the game, becoming the 14th player in Trinity history to reach 200 assists in a career. She also collected her 100th career steal in tonight's contest.
The 95 points scored by the Tigers was a season-best. Trinity also recorded season-highs with 27 assists and 25 steals. The Tigers connected on 10 three-pointers in the game, which was also the most in one game this season.
Trinity also led 45-12 in points off turnovers, as Colorado College committed 40 giveaways, to only 13 for the Tigers.
The Tigers continue the home weekend in SCAC play, taking on the University of Dallas (TX) at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.