Colorado Springs, Colorado - Trinity's women's basketball team opened up a road weekend of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 90-79 win at Colorado College on Friday night.
The Tigers never trailed in the game, though Colorado kept pace with the visitors through much of the first quarter. Trinity finished the quarter with a 13-2 run over the final 3:46 to take a 28-15 lead after one.
Trinity scored nine unanswered points midway through the second period to push the lead as high as 23 points, but Colorado rattled off seven straight to finish the first half and make it a 44-28 game at the break.
Colorado never got closer than a 13-point deficit in the third quarter, but Trinity put together a 12-3 run to sprint back in front by 22 points with 3:26 left in the period. Colorado made one final push in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, getting as close as eight points with just over a minute to play, but Trinity's lead was too much to overcome in the end.
Trinity improves its record to 11-3 overall with its sixth consecutive victory, and the Tigers are tied for second in the conference with a 4-1 SCAC record this season. Colorado falls to 8-8 and 5-3 in conference after its second straight loss.
Abby Holland posted her seventh career game with 20 or more points, tallying 21 points on 9-13 shooting in just 22 minutes of game time. She also pulled down five rebounds to go with a pair of assists.
Hailey Coleman finished with 11 points to give her four consecutive games with double-digit scoring, as well as snagging seven rebounds – including five on the offensive glass.
Rachel Chavez scored a career-high 14 points on 5-6 shooting in the game, hitting all three of her three-point attempts. It marks her second consecutive game in double figures.
Kelly Simmons had seven points and a team-leading nine rebounds, grabbing six of those on the offensive end of the floor.
Tonight's game marked the third time this season that Trinity has scored 90 or more points, as Trinity shot better than 46% overall from the field and 50% (10-20) from three-point range. Colorado was held to just 33.3% shooting in the first half, but did finish with 45.6% shooting in the game.
Trinity and Colorado had similar overall numbers in points off turnovers and second-chance points, but Trinity dominated with a 39-13 edge in bench scoring.
The Tigers are back in action tomorrow night at 4:00 p.m. (MT), facing off against Johnson & Wales (CO) University for the first time.