San Antonio - The Tiger women's basketball team closed out the Trinity Holiday Classic with a decisive 95-62 victory over Louisiana College on Sunday evening.
The game was actually close through the first quarter of action as neither team led by more than four points in the opening period. The Tigers scored seven straight points late in the quarter to take a 15-11 lead with just over two minutes left, but Louisiana outscored Trinity 7-2 down the stretch to take an 18-17 advantage into the second period.
Trinity took control of the game right at the start of the second quarter, netting the first six points of the period and never looking back. The Tigers led 34-22 less than five minutes into the quarter, fueled by a 17-4 scoring run that effectively ended the game. After the Wildcats cut it to a 10-point game with 3:28 until the half, Trinity scored seven of the next eight points and took a 45-30 lead into the halftime break.
The second half brought more of the same for the Tigers, who used a 9-1 run to make it a 23-point advantage with less than three minutes left in the third quarter. Trinity's offense was still rolling through the fourth quarter, outscoring Louisiana 26-16 in the period to account for the final margin. The Tigers hit nearly 77% of their shots over the final 10 minutes, connecting on 10-13 from the field.
Trinity improved its record to 8-3 with its third consecutive victory, while Louisiana College fell to 6-4 on the year after losing both games in this weekend's tournament.
The Tigers scored more than 90 points for the second time this year, with tonight's 95 points setting a new season-high.
Abby Holland led Trinity with 23 points on 10-17 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals in just 23 minutes of action.
Hailey Coleman chalked up her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, picking up seven of those boards on the offensive end. She also blocked three shots and hit 7-12 from the field.
Emily Daniel was the only other Trinity player in double figures, connecting on 7-14 from the floor to finish with 16 points and five rebounds.
Trinity had 14 players see action in tonight's game and all but one of them scored points. Trinity shot 48.8% from the field overall, including a red-hot 59.4% in the second half.
The Tiger defense forced 24 turnovers and held a 29-4 edge in points off those miscues.
Trinity will resume Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play on the road next weekend, facing off against the University of Dallas (TX) on Friday, January 4, at 4:00 p.m.