Kerrville, Texas – Led by a school-record 43 points from junior Abby Holland, the Tiger women's basketball team cruised to an 85-48 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Schreiner (TX) University on Tuesday night.
Trinity never trailed in the game, starting off the first quarter by scoring 15 of the first 20 points to take a 10-point lead. Schreiner scored seven unanswered to cut the lead back to three with less than two minutes left in the period, and the Tigers lead was just 20-15 after one quarter. Holland scored 11 points in the opening period, hitting 5-5 from the field to keep Trinity on top.
Schreiner started the second-quarter scoring with a three-pointer that brought the home team within two points, but the Tiger defense didn't allow another point over the next four-plus minutes, and Trinity pushed the lead to 29-18 with 5:50 left in the half.
After another spurt by Schreiner brought the lead down to seven, Trinity scored 10 of the final 12 points of the half to take a 41-26 lead into the locker room. Holland added 10 more points in the second quarter, finishing the half with 21 points on 11-13 shooting.
The third quarter began with Trinity scoring eight straight points to stretch the lead to 23 points and essentially put the game out of reach. Schreiner didn't score consecutive baskets in the period until the final 39 seconds, and the Tigers led 65-36. Holland continued her impressive night with more 10 points on 5-7 shooting in the quarter, upping her total to 31 points on the night. She passed her previous career high of 26 points with 5:55 left in the third period.
The fourth quarter began with a pair of baskets by Holland to push her total to 35 points in the first minute of action. She picked up two more scores in a span of 18 seconds a few minutes later to put her on the brink of a 40-point night.
Holland reached that milestone after scoring with 5:22 remaining in the game, then broke Trinity's record with her 43rd point of the night with 4:40 left on the clock.
Trinity improves to 20-4 overall and 13-2 in the SCAC this season, while Schreiner falls to 5-19 overall and 5-10 in league play.
The Tigers have now won 20 or more games in each of the seven seasons under Head Coach Cameron Hill, which is a new school record. Since 1974-75, Trinity's program has had just six other 20-win seasons.
Holland finished the game with 43 points on 21-26 shooting in just 29 minutes of action, adding three rebounds and a pair of steals.
In addition to setting a new record for points in a single game, Holland also broke Trinity's record for field goals in a game, surpassing Jennifer Warren's 19 field goals made in 1995. Holland's 21 field goals is also a new SCAC record for a single game, and her 43 points is the fifth-highest total in conference history.
Warren scored 42 points in a game against Centre (KY) College that season, tying the Tiger record that was set by Terri Hailey against Our Lady of the Lake (TX) University in 1980. Micah Weaver also tied the record with 42 points against Austin (TX) College just last year.
Emily Daniel led the Tigers with eight rebounds, seven steals, and five assists, setting new career-high totals in steals and assists.
Miranda Vega hit 5-5 from the field to score 11 points off the bench and was the only other Tiger player to reach double figures.
Trinity will finish off its regular season schedule by hosting the University of Dallas (TX) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.