San Antonio - The Tiger men's basketball team suffered a narrow 78-74 home Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference loss to Colorado College on Saturday evening.
The first ten minutes of the opening half proved to be competitive. Trinity was able to get ahead early, but they were never able to lead by more than five points.
Colorado College went on a 21-5 run aided by 5-5 shooting from beyond the arc to take control of the game. Trinity was able to get within seven points of the visiting team later in the period, but Colorado scored eight of the last nine points to make it a 45-31 game at halftime.
Colorado College was on fire in the first half shooting just under 58% from the field and drained 9-15 (60%) of their three point shots.
Colorado came out of the locker room after halftime and continued their stong offensive performance, pushing the lead to 17 points early in the final period.
True to their nature though, the Trinity Tigers rallied back late in the second half with a 13-3 run to bring it to a two point game with seven seconds remaining on the clock, but Colorado College sank its last two free throws to earn a 78-74 victory.
Trinity now sits at 7-6 this season and is 1-1 in SCAC play. Colorado College bumped up to 6-7 overall and is now 1-2 in conference action.
The last time Trinity was beaten at home by Colorado College was exactly five years ago, as Colorado knocked off Trinity 68-66 in 2013.
Trinity was led in scoring tonight by senior Jayden Holden, who put up 15 points on 4-8 shooting from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line. He also grabbed eight boards for the Tigers.
Taylor Kim and Brooks Mays tied for second on the team with 14 points each. Kim shot 5-8 from the field and 3-6 from beyond the arc to help him put up a career-high. Mays put up a season-high of his own, shooting 5-9 from the field and 4-5 from the three point range.
Danny Rivara narrowly missed another double with his 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Trinity will hit the road for more conference action next weekend starting with a 5:30 p.m. game against Texas Lutheran on Friday.