Danville, Kentucky -
Trinity's women's basketball team lost its second straight game on
Saturday night, falling to Centre College 69-71 in Southern Collegiate
Athletic Conference play.
Trinity (13-6, 7-3) trailed
40-42 at the half, trimming most of what was an eight-point first half
lead for Centre. Both teams shot over 48% in the period, but the
Tigers nailed 7-13 (53.8%) from three-point range to keep them in it.
After Centre's Chelsea Goodman
converted a three-point play with 35 seconds left, the Tigers were
running out of time. After back-to-back turnovers by both teams,
Trinity had the ball with under 30 seconds to go. Danielle Hubenak
got the call for Trinity, delivering a clutch three that tied the game
for the 11th time with 20 seconds remaining.
Goodman then drew a foul with 14
seconds to go, converting both free throws to give the Colonels the
lead, but also giving the Tigers time for one more shot. Hubenak's
last-second three missed this time, though, and Centre survived for the
Hubenak led three Tigers in
double figures with 20 points on 6-14 shooting. She nailed 4-8
from beyond the arc and 4-6 from the charity stripe. Hubenak also
led the team with three assists and a pair of steals.
Alexandra Blake and Abby Dietert
scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, and combined for 12 rebounds as
well. Blake led the team with seven boards and hit 5-10 from the
field - including her only three-point attempt.
Lindsay Hovland and Ali Marzella
chipped in with six points each, while Lauren Hickey and Kelsey Goodell
both scored eight points off the bench.
Maggie Prewitt led Centre with
20 points, while Goodman finished with 15 points overall. Goodman
sank 11-11 from the free throw line - including the game-winning foul
shots already mentioned. Allison Denbow came off the bench with 12
points for the Colonels, while Lauren Hunter added 13 points and four
Trinity returns home on Tuesday
to face the University of Dallas, then will host Southwestern on
Saturday night. Despite the two losses this weekend, the Tigers
continue to lead the SCAC West Division.