#22 Women's Basketball Explodes Past Centenary on Saturday

#22 Women's Basketball Explodes Past Centenary on Saturday

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.

GAME SUMMARY

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.

 

NOTABLES

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.

Jordan Rudd finished with seven points and a game-high seven assists, while Julia Ackerman had five points and six assists.

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.

 

UP NEXT

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.