San Antonio - The Trinity women's basketball team poured in a season-high in points and defeated Schreiner (TX) University 98-47 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Tuesday night.
Trinity jumped out to a decisive 16-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never faltered. By the end of the opening stanza the Tigers held a 35-14 advantage, shooting nearly 57% in the process.
The Tigers went on a 17-4 run in the second quarter and led by as much as 34 points, 52-18, with 3:40 remaining in the first half. After hitting 53% of their shots in the quarter, Trinity rolled out to a 57-26 halftime lead.
It was more of the same in the third quarter as Trinity led by 40 points (72-32) with 4:15 on the clock and closed out the period with a commanding 78-38 lead.
The Tigers would permit the Mountaineers to score only nine points in the fourth, while putting up 20 on the scoreboard. A 14-6 stretch would give Trinity a 94-44 lead, and the Tigers closed out the game with a 51-point margin.
The Tigers now stand at 16-4 on the season and are 9-2 in SCAC play, while the Mountaineers dropped to 3-16 and 3-7. The two teams will play for the second time this season on February 12 in Kerrville, Texas.
Abby Holland led the game with a 20-point performance, hitting 9-11 of her shots to go with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Emily Daniel added 17 points to the winning cause, shooting 7-11 overall from the field and 3-5 beyond the arc.
Trinity shot a season-high 51.3% from the field and limited Schreiner to 33.3% shooting. The Tigers outrebounded their opponent 45-32.
The Tigers led the Mountaineers 40-15 in bench points and 37-11 in points off turnovers.
The Tigers continue their SCAC campaign Friday by hosting Austin (TX) College at 5:30 p.m.