Seguin, Texas – Trinity's 16th-ranked women's basketball team opened up a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference road weekend with a 71-61 win over Texas Lutheran University on Friday night.
Trinity scored the first two baskets of the game to take a four-point lead in the opening minutes, but neither team led by more than that the entire first quarter.
Texas Lutheran connected on just its fifth field goal of the quarter in the last minute, taking a 16-15 lead into the second period.
The teams traded baskets early in the second, but six straight Trinity points put the visiting team in front 24-19 with just over five minutes left before the half. The Tigers built that lead as high as nine points, but the halftime score was trimmed to 32-27 with four straight points by the Bulldogs in the final 33 seconds.
Trinity started the second half with a 7-0 run in the third quarter to take a 12-point lead, sparked by six points from Abby Holland.
The Bulldogs cut that lead in half with 3:22 remaining in the third, but Micah Weaver's three-pointer with 1:05 left pushed that advantage back to double digits. It marked the first three-point basket of the game for the Tigers.
The lead dipped to just nine early in the fourth quarter but seven unanswered points from the Tigers made it a 65-49 lead with less than five minutes to play. The lead never went back to single digits the rest of the way.
Trinity improved its overall record to 10-2 and remained unbeaten at 3-0 in conference action. Texas Lutheran dropped to 4-10 overall and 0-3 SCAC.
Micah Weaver had a monster game for the Tigers, posting a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds. The 27 points ties her season-best mark, which is the second-most in her career for a single game.
Weaver's second double-double of the season was just part of her standout night. She also led the Tigers with six assists and six steals, hitting 12-18 from the floor and 2-4 from the foul line.
Abby Holland scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half of action, adding four rebounds and a pair of steals.
Mollie Hughes was 4-4 from the free throw line and 5-9 from the field on her way to a 14-point night that included four rebounds and two blocked shots.
Emily Daniel led Trinity's bench with nine points and four rebounds in just 23 minutes of action.
Trinity won despite shooting just 2-17 (11.8%) from beyond the arc, missing the first 11 three-point attempts of the game. The Tiger defense made up for it by forcing 22 turnovers and holding the Bulldogs to under 36% shooting in the game.
Trinity resumes its SCAC weekend on the road with a game tomorrow against Southwestern (TX) University at 6:00 p.m.