Georgetown, Texas – Trinity's women's basketball team extended its winning streak to 10 games with an 80-53 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory at Southwestern (TX) University on Tuesday night.
The Tigers opened the game by scoring 10 of the first 12 points of the first quarter and didn't trail until the final seconds when Southwestern capped a 7-0 run that put the Pirates in front 18-17 after one.
Trinity quickly reclaimed the lead after just 15 seconds of play in the second quarter and the Tigers never trailed again. Southwestern did tie it on the next possession and were still tied 25-25 early in the period.
That's when the Tigers exploded for 12 straight points to make it a double-digit lead heading towards the end of the quarter. Southwestern ended a drought of more than six minutes late in the second, but Trinity still led 37-27 at the half.
Although Southwestern got the lead to nine points early in the third, the Tigers continued their outstanding play after the half. Trinity used an 11-0 run to turn that single-digit lead into a 20-point margin that effectively ended the game.
Southwestern made a run late in the third to get within 15 points, but Trinity still led by 19 (56-37) after three quarters of action.
The fourth quarter was Trinity's best offensive showing of the night, though, putting up 24 total points and taking the lead as high as 31 points.
Trinity remained atop the SCAC standings with an 8-1 conference mark, improving its overall record to 15-3 on the year. Southwestern fell to 7-11 overall and 6-3 in league play.
The 10-game win streak for the Tigers is the team's longest since two separate 14-game streaks during the 2016-17 season.
Trinity has now won seven consecutive meetings against Southwestern, dating back to the end of the 2014-15 season.
Abby Holland posted her sixth 20-point game of the season, tying for the game lead with 21 points on 7-14 shooting that also included 7-8 at the foul line. Holland added five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Hailey Coleman scored 18 points in tonight's win, which is the second-highest total of the season for the first-year player and the best scoring game since the season opener. She hit 8-12 from the field and also added a team-best seven rebounds and tied for the team lead with five assists.
Jordan Rudd also had five assists to go with six points, five rebounds, two steals, and a pair of blocks.
Trinity shot better than 45% in each half of play, finishing off the game with 24 points on 9-14 (64.3%) shooting in the fourth quarter.
The Tiger defense also forced at least 20 turnovers for the 10th consecutive game and for the 15th total time this season. That led to a 25-13 edge for the Tigers in points off turnovers.
The Tigers will be back on the road again on Saturday, January 26, facing off against Texas Lutheran University at 4:00 p.m.