San Antonio -
The Tiger women's basketball team showed the effects of a three-week
layoff between games, losing a 72-57 decision to Baldwin Wallace College
at the Trinity University Texas Challenge on Monday night.
Trinity (7-2) had its six-game
winning streak snapped in the process, and the Tigers shot less than 33%
from the field in the game. Trinity hit just 26.5% of its shots in
the second half.
The Tigers took a brief lead in
the opening minutes, but after Baldwin Wallace went ahead 3-2 with 18:27
to play, the visitors never trailed again. Baldwin Wallace quickly
built its lead up to double digits, but Trinity used an 8-0 run to get
back to within two with just over five minutes to play in the first
half. Baldwin Wallace took a 31-26 lead into halftime, though,
answering each of Trinity's offensive spurts.
The teams traded baskets in the
second half, with the Yellow Jackets leading by no more than eight
points in the early going. After Trinity made it 45-41 with 11:24
to go, however, Baldwin Wallace scored nine unanswered points to take
command of the game. The Tigers got to within nine in the final
minutes, but could get no closer.
Krista Prato Matthews led
Trinity with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the game, while Abby Dietert
also tied for the team lead with 14 points. Dietert hit 4-9 from
the field and 6-6 from the foul line and grabbed six boards.
Danielle Hubenak added 12 points
to go with four assists and four steals. Alexandra Blake chipped
in with eight points and four rebounds, and Lauren Hickey finished with
six points on her two three-point field goals.
Ariel Brough led all scorers
with 18 points for Baldwin Wallace, while Jessica Butzer came off the
bench to contribute 17 points for the visitors. Brough also had 10
boards for a double-double, while Mariah Strayer led the Yellow Jackets
with 11 rebounds.
Trinity will face 14th-ranked
Southern Maine tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Southern Maine was upset by
Mary Hardin-Baylor 82-73 earlier today. Mary Hardin-Baylor and
Baldwin Wallace will tip off at 5:00 p.m.