Birmingham, Alabama -
Trinity's women's basketball team overcame a slow start and used a
strong second half to earn a 76-67 win over Birmingham-Southern College
on Friday night.
Trinity (11-3) trailed 34-35 at
the half, despite shooting nearly 45% from the field in the first 20
minutes. Birmingham-Southern made seven three-pointers in the
first half, keying a 12-4 lead at the start and a 32-21 lead with just
over five minutes remaining. The Tigers, though, scored 10
straight points - and 12 of the last 14 - to cut into the lead before
Early in the second half,
Trinity went on an 11-0 run to go ahead 59-48 with 9:05 to play, then
built the lead to 17 points with under four minutes left, powering its
to the win. The Tigers shot just over 60% in the second half,
holding Birmingham-Southern to under 30% shooting.
Krista Prato Matthews led the
Tigers with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the game, hitting 6-11 from the
field and also recording three blocks.
Ali Marzella came off the bench
with 16 points and three assists, hitting 4-6 three-pointers. Abby
Dietert finished with 14 points and four rebounds, as well as recording
three assists and a pair of steals.
Danielle Hubenak finished with
11 points and eight assists, while Alexandra Blake had nine points and
five boards. Kelsey Goodell chipped in with seven points in 17
minutes off the bench.
Elyse Clay scored a
double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Birmingham-Southern,
while Courtney Gibson led the team with 17 points. Danielle Harbor
finished with 10 points and nine boards, as well as adding six assists.
Trinity will take on Rhodes
College tomorrow night in Memphis, Tennessee, finishing off the SCAC
weekend on the road for the Tigers. Trinity returns home next
weekend to take on Sewanee and Oglethorpe.