Tigers Beat Dallas to Clinch Regular Season SCAC Title

Tigers Beat Dallas to Clinch Regular Season SCAC Title

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.

Seniors Rachel Chavez and Jackie Layng were honored before the game and both players made the most of the final regular season home game of their careers.

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.