San Antonio - The 16th-ranked Trinity women's basketball team finished off its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend with a lopsided 84-44 victory over the University of Dallas (TX) Saturday night.
The Tigers opened up a 16-5 lead in the first quarter of play, but the Crusaders battled back to make it a 22-17 game at the break.
Dallas continued its hot streak early in the second quarter, tying the game 24-24 with just under eight minutes remaining in the half, and again at 27-27 with 6:31 to go. It was at that point that Trinity exploded with a 24-5 scoring run that made it a 19-point lead at halftime.
The third quarter was the best of the night for the Tigers, though, as Trinity out-scored Dallas 21-4 over 10 minutes of action. Both teams cooled off in the fourth, but the Tigers still won the quarter by a 12-8 score to account for the 40-point margin in the end.
The Tigers won their fourth straight game, and improved to 18-1, and 7-1 in the SCAC. The Crusaders dropped to 9-11 and 1-8 SCAC after Saturday's loss.
Tonight marked a regular season series sweep for the Tigers, as Trinity defeated Dallas 76-61 on January 22 in Irving, Texas
Four Tiger players scored in double figures, led by 18 points from Micah Weaver. All 18 of Weaver's points came in the first two quarters. She shot 6-11 from the field and 3-6 beyond the arc, as well as adding eight rebounds and three steals.
Allison Staley hit 5-10 from three-point range to score 15 points on the night, marking the sixth time in her career that she has connected on five or more field goals from distance.
The 44 points scored by Dallas was the second-lowest total by a Tiger opponent this season. Trinity outrebounded Dallas 44-32, and led 42-7 in points off turnovers. The Tigers stole the ball 17 times from the Crusaders.
The Tigers continue their SCAC campaign by hosting Southwestern (TX) University and Texas Lutheran University on Friday and Saturday nights.