Men's Basketball Beaten by Claremont for First Loss of the Season
Georgetown, Texas - The Trinity Tigers men went 1-1 at the Southwestern/Trinity Classic Saturday after a 70-41 loss to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags at Southwestern University.
Trinity, which beat Concordia (Texas) Friday night, now stands at 2-1, and Claremont improved to 3-0.
The Stags led by as much as 17 points (27-10) in the first half, after shooting 50 percent, to Trinity's 36 percent. Claremont held a 32-20 advantage at the intermission.
Claremont took a 21-point lead (54-33), by outscoring the Tigers 22-13, at the 8:35 mark in the second half. The Stags held their largest lead of the game, 31 points, at 3:24 (68-37), and 1:15 (70-39).
Trinity's Zach Lambert paced the Tigers with 15 points, on 6-10 shooting from the field. Jonathan Wilt was the game's leading rebounder, with six rebounds, while scoring four points. Matt Selling added seven points, and Ryan Beall dished out four assists (with two points).
The Stags committed only four turnovers, and the Tigers made 15. Points off turnovers were a big factor in the game, as Claremont led the category 26-7.
Chris Blees of Claremont led the game with 19 points, and Mani Maceira contributed 15.
Trinity shot 40.5 percent (17-42) from the field, and made only 12.5 percent (2-16) of its 3-pointers. Claremont hit 52.7 percent (29-55) and 41.7 percent (10-24), respectively.
The Stags led 30-25 in total rebounds, and held a 7-4 edge in offensive boards.
Trinity travels to Seguin Tuesday to take on Texas Lutheran at 7 p.m.