San Antonio – Trinity's 13th-ranked women's basketball team was beaten 82-59 by eighth-ranked Whitman (WA) College to close out its home tournament on Thursday evening.
Whitman never trailed in the game and the only time they weren't in the lead was after Trinity tied it 2-2 in the opening minute.
The Blues opened up a 16-7 advantage in the middle of the first quarter, but the Tigers scored the final six points to cut the lead to just 16-13 after one.
Trinity had its best stretch during the second quarter, hitting better than 47% from the field and scoring 20 points to stay in the game. Whitman was even better, though, hitting nearly 65% of its shots and extending the lead to 41-33 at the half.
After closing to within seven points (36-43) early in the third, the Tigers suffered a scoring drought of more than five minutes. The Blues extended the lead to 18 points with an 11-0 run, and that margin held by the end of the quarter (61-43).
The closest the Tigers got after that was 14 points early in the fourth, but Whitman answered by scoring 10 of the next 12 to push the lead over 20 points to end any chance of a Trinity rally.
Trinity had its four-game winning streak snapped with the loss and fell to 5-2 on the season. Whitman improved to 10-1 with the win.
The Tigers lost for the first time at home since the 2015-16 season, snapping a 21-game home winning streak.
Abby Holland led Trinity with 21 points on 9-13 shooting, grabbing a pair of steals to go with three rebounds.
Trinity will take a few days off for the holidays, then return to action at the UTD Classic on Friday and Saturday, December 29-30, in Richardson, Texas. The Tigers open with a matchup against North Central (IL) College on Friday at noon.