San Antonio – Trinity's 22nd-ranked women's basketball team exploded for a 110-58 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Centenary (LA) College on Saturday evening.
The Tigers scored 18 of the game's first 20 points and never looked back, building a 28-9 lead after the first quarter of play.
Centenary scored more points in each quarter, but Trinity also continued to improve as the game went on – despite the starting five playing in less than half of the game. The Tiger lead was up to 44-17 midway through the second quarter, though that was extended to a 52-22 game by halftime.
Trinity had its most prolific scoring quarter after the break, pouring in 34 points overall. The quarter began with a 13-2 Tiger run that pushed the lead to more than 40 points with 6:50 remaining. Later in the period, Trinity's 14-4 run moved the lead past 50 points at 84-33.
The Tigers finished off the game by winning all four quarters, edging the Ladies 24-20 in the final period. Trinity accomplished this despite putting 14 different players in the game – 13 of which played 10 minutes or more.
Trinity's defense forced 31 turnovers and recorded 25 steals, holding Centenary under 40% shooting for the game. The Tigers also committed just nine turnovers on offense and shot 54.8% overall for the game.
Trinity secured its sixth consecutive win to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in conference, while Centenary remains winless on the season at 0-13.
The Tigers reached 100 points in a game for the first time since a win over Centenary in 2014-15, as well as putting up the most points in a game since scoring 113 points against Colorado College in 2013-14.
Trinity scored 80 or more points for the third straight game, which is just the ninth time in the SCAC era (since 1991-92) that a Tiger team has achieved that feat. Head Coach Cameron Hill has seen his teams do it five of those nine times, but only the 2008-09 team was able to make it four straight games with at least 80 points scored.
Anna Muller had a career game in the win, tying for the team lead with a career-best 21 points on 10-13 shooting. She also recorded a career-best eight blocks, which is tied for the second-most in school history for a single game.
Krista Prato Matthews recorded eight blocks twice in the 2007-08 season, while Bernadette Navjar set the Tiger record with nine blocks in January of 1999.
Abby Holland also had 21 points after hitting 9-12 from the field and 3-5 from the foul line, adding four rebounds, three assists, and a team-leading five steals in 17 minutes on the court.
Kelly Simmons scored 13 points on 6-8 shooting, recording three steals and pulling down three rebounds in just 17 minutes of action.
Addison Putnam hit 5-6 from the floor and 3-3 from three-point range for a career-high 14 points in 13 minutes off the bench.
Annie Wise led Trinity with six rebounds, as well as picking up four steals and three assists.
The Tigers begin a road trip to North Texas on Friday, January 10, facing off against the University of Dallas (TX) at 7:30 p.m.