Shreveport, Louisiana – The 16th-ranked Tiger women's basketball team remained unbeaten in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 64-55 road win over Centenary (LA) College on Friday.
The game was tight at the beginning, though Trinity scored six straight points to take a 14-7 lead with less than six minutes left in the first quarter. Centenary battled back to tie the game 14-14 just a few minutes later, but the Tigers led 17-14 after one.
Despite not scoring for nearly four minutes to start the second quarter, Trinity's defense kept them in the game by allowing just two points in the same time frame.
Emily Daniel's three-pointer at the midway point of the quarter put the Tigers up 22-16, but the Ladies rallied with a 7-0 run to take its first lead since the opening minutes of the game.
Trinity held Centenary to just one point over the final 2:31 of the quarter, and the Tigers took a 26-24 lead into the locker room.
After halftime, the Tigers continued to struggle on offense with four missed shots to start the third quarter. Trinity did go 6-6 from the free throw line during that stretch and led 34-28 after Micah Weaver hit the team's first field goal with 6:07 left in the period.
Trinity gave up just two points over the final 2:56 of the third quarter to take a 44-36 lead into the final 10 minutes of the game.
Centenary hit the first shot of the final quarter, but the Tigers scored 11 of the next 12 points to pull away to a 55-39 lead with just over six minutes to play.
That run sealed the win for Trinity, which still led by 15 points (64-49) with 90 seconds remaining. Centenary scored the final six points to bring the final margin to single digits.
Trinity secured its ninth consecutive victory and earned a regular season sweep of Centenary, improving to 14-2 overall and 7-0 in the SCAC. The Ladies fell to 4-14, 2-6 SCAC with the loss.
Abby Holland and Mollie Hughes both finished with 11 points in the game, with Hughes connecting on 5-9 from the field. Hughes also added five rebounds and three blocks, while Holland added a team-best seven boards and four assists.
Jordan Rudd chipped in with four points, five rebounds, and a game-high four steals.
Trinity and Austin (TX) College will battle it out for the top spot in the conference standings with a Sunday afternoon game at 2:00 p.m.