Women's Basketball

December 7, 2008

Tigers Finish SCAC Weekend Sweep on Sunday


Sherman, Texas - Trinity's women's basketball team finished off a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend sweep with a 77-71 win at Austin College on Sunday afternoon.

Trinity (7-1, 2-0) led 38-30 at the half, but Austin College hit 10 three-pointers in the game to keep the game within reach throughout.

The Tigers took the early lead, but couldn't pull away from Austin College until an 11-3 spurt in the final 4:33 of the first half put Trinity in control of the game.  Trinity's lead was as high as 11 points early in the second, but Austin College scored nine unanswered points to make it a one-possession game again.  At its peak, the hot streak by Austin College was a 15-2 run that actually put the home team in the lead for a short time (50-48). 

Less than a minute later, it was Trinity's turn to make a run, scoring 14 of the next 16 points to go up by 10 with 6:11 to play in the game.  Austin College cut the lead to two points three times in the final five minutes, but could never quite get over the hump to tie or regain the lead.  The Tigers hit 8-12 from the foul line in the final two minutes to hold on for the win.

Krista Prato Matthews finished with a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead Trinity.  In addition to hitting 9-15 from the floor, Prato Matthews nailed 7-8 from the free throw line.  In the final two minutes of the game, Prato Matthews had seven points and pulled in three rebounds to help the Tigers secure the win.

Danielle Hubenak scored 15 points and dished out eight assists to tie her career-best in that category.  It was the second game this season in which she has finished with eight assists.  Abby Dietert chipped in with 10 points on 4-8 shooting. 

Katy Williams scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Austin College, as well as handing out six assists to lead the team in all three categories.  Amber Stafford added 14 points for the 'Roos, hitting 4-7 from three-point range.

Trinity will be off for the next three weeks, returning to action on December 28-29 for the Trinity University Texas Challenge Tournament.  The Tigers will face Southern Maine and Baldwin-Wallace in the tournament, which also features Mary Hardin-Baylor. 


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