San Antonio – Trinity's women's basketball team closed out the regular season with a 94-60 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over the University of Dallas (TX) on Saturday evening.
The Tigers started the game on fire offensively, hitting 15-21 shots (71.4%) overall and 4-6 from three-point range on their way to a 34-10 first-quarter lead.
Trinity opened the game with an 8-0 run and the lead was never less than six points the rest of the game. The score was 17-9 when the Tigers exploded with a 17-1 run in the final 3:04 of the quarter to blow the game wide open.
Dallas could never put together a run to cut into the lead and make it competitive in the second quarter, and Trinity finished the first half with 10 unanswered points to make it a 58-23 halftime advantage.
Even though Dallas finished with a 24-22 edge in the third quarter scoring, Trinity's lead was at least 30 points the entire second half.
Trinity shot 55.1% from the field in the game, which includes Trinity making 24-40 (60%) from the field in the first half of play. Dallas shot well in the second half, but the Tiger defense held the visitors to less than 30% shooting in the decisive first half and forced 25 total turnovers in the game.
Trinity wraps up its regular season schedule with a 21-4 overall record and a league-best 14-2 mark in conference play. Dallas finishes the year with a 2-23 record that includes a 1-15 SCAC record.
Chavez led Trinity with a career-high 22 points on 8-15 shooting, connecting on 4-8 from the three-point line.
Layng was on fire as well, hitting a career-best 4-5 from three-point range on her way to a career-high 20-point night. She made 7-11 overall from the field, adding five rebounds and three assists to her prolific night.
Abby Holland scored 19 points in just 22 minutes of action, collecting five rebounds and a team-leading four assists.
Hailey Coleman rounded out Trinity's double-figure scorers with 10 points on 5-5 shooting and also led the team with six rebounds.
Kelly Simmons led all bench players with nine points on 4-5 shooting and led all Tigers with three steals in her 14 minutes of play.
Trinity held a commanding 30-11 advantage in points off turnovers and a 44-24 scoring margin in the paint.
Trinity clinches the SCAC regular season championship with tonight's win and will be the top seed in next weekend's SCAC Tournament in Seguin, Texas.