Trinity Women Beat Oglethorpe for the Third Straight Win
Atlanta -- Trinity junior forward Abby Dietert (Cibolo,
Texas/Steele) poured in a career-high 30 points as the Tiger women
won their third straight game with an 88-62 SCAC victory Saturday
night over the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels at Dorough Field
The Tigers, who scored a season-high in points, upped their record to 6-9 and 3-4 SCAC. Oglethorpe dropped to 4-11 and 3-4.
Dietert shot 11-16 from the field, 2-3 in 3-point range, sank 6-7 free throws, pulled in seven rebounds, and led the game with three steals.
Senior guard Danielle Hubenak (San Antonio/Churchill) added 17 points, eight assists, and six rebounds, while shooting 4-7 beyond the arc. Hubenak moved up to No. 7 (from eighth) on Trinity's all-time scorers list, with 1,144 career points. The career leader in Tiger assists increased her total to 398.
First-year guard Nicolette Halbleib (Aurora, Colo./Grandview) added 14 points, hitting 6-11 from the field. Sophomore post Jana Tucker (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) led the Tigers with 10 rebounds, and first-year forward Libby Kruse (Minnetristra, N.M./Orona) had nine, along with eight points.
Trinity led 42-30 at halftime, shooting 60 percent of its 3-pointers. The Tigers jumped out to a 24-point second-half lead (61-37) at 13:16, outscoring the Petrels 19-7. Oglethorpe came no closer than 17 points after that benchmark in the game.
The Petrels were paced by Kelley Reeves with 19 points. Ky' Laine Rogers recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Tigers dominated rebounding 56-35, recording a season-high, and led 24-12 in offensive boards.
Trinity shot 40.3 percent (31-77) from the field, and Oglethorpe hit 34.8 percent (23-66). The Tigers were accurate beyond the arc, at 52.6 percent (10-19), while the Petrels were limited to 25 percent (6-24) shooting.
The Tigers return home to host defending SCAC champion DePauw on Friday, Jan. 21, and Centre on Saturday, Jan. 22. Each game tips off at 6 p.m. in Sams Gym.