#12 Tigers Finish SCAC Weekend With Win Over Centenary

#12 Tigers Finish SCAC Weekend With Win Over Centenary

Shreveport, Louisiana - The 12th-ranked Trinity women's basketball team wrapped up its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference road weekend with a 67-59 victory over Centenary College on Saturday.

 

GAME SUMMARY

The Tigers opened up an 11-point (23-12) lead after the first quarter of play, holding Centenary to just four field goals in the period, and forcing six turnovers by the Ladies.

Centenary hit two three-pointers for the only points of the first two minutes of quarter number two, trimming Trinity's lead to just five (23-18).  By the four-minute mark, the Ladies were within one at 28-29, and the home team tied the game 31-31 with 1:36 to play in the first half.

Trinity didn't give up the lead, though, and closed the half with four unanswered points to escape with a 35-31 lead at intermission.

The Tigers hit a three-pointer to start the scoring in the third quarter and push the lead to seven points, but the Ladies refused to go down without a fight. Centenary scored 17 of the next 23 points to take the lead in the final minutes of the period, and held 49-47 advantage heading into the fourth.

Centenary led by as many as six early in the fourth, but Trinity hammered out a 12-0 run to reclaim control of the game with a 59-53 lead, and just 4:30 remaining on the clock. The game was not over, though, as the Ladies closed to within two just 90 seconds later.

Trinity answered with a layup, followed by two free throws, and the lead was back to 63-57 with 1:22 to play. Centenary missed four of its next five shots, and the Tigers sealed the game at the foul line.

 

NOTABLES

The Tigers won their eighth consecutive game, and now stand at 22-1 on the season. Trinity leads the SCAC standings with an 11-1 record. Centenary dropped to 6-18 and 2-11 SCAC. The Tigers swept the regular-season series, beating the Ladies 81-58 last month in San Antonio.

Grace Horn lit up the board with a career-high 16 points, shooting 7-9 from the field. Horn also shelled out four assists, bringing her career total to 222.

Elizabeth Balido came off the bench to score 14 points, while mustering a team-leading nine rebounds. Monica Holguin contributed 12 points and six rebounds. Allison Staley led the matchup with three steals, along with posting a team-best five assists.

 

UP NEXT

On Thursday, Trinity travels to Kerrville, Texas, for a 5:30 p.m. game at Schreiner University.