Women's Basketball

January 31, 2009

Tigers Edged by Centre in Final Seconds


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 win.

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 assists.

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.


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