After suffering its first loss in the young season last night, Trinity's
women's basketball team bounced back with an 83-74 win over Chapman
University on Saturday at the Redlands Tip-Off Classic.
Trinity (2-1) shot better than
60% in the first half to open up a 39-29 lead at the break, but despite
shooting 10-20 in the second half, Chapman was able to mount a late
After pushing the lead to as
many as 15 points at one stage of the second half, Chapman used an 11-5
run to make the score 68-63 with 5:06 remaining. Another short run
by Chapman made it a tie game at 70-70 less than two minutes later, and
then a pair of free throws gave Chapman its first lead since the 10:32
mark in the first half.
The Tigers responded with an
13-0 run down the stretch, hitting 11-14 free throws to seal the
victory. Danielle Hubenak was 6-6 in the final three minutes of
play, while Krista Prato Matthews took the rest of the foul shots.
Hubenak earned her second
straight 20-point game, finishing with 21 points in 24 minutes of
action. Hubenak also set a new school record by hitting 14-14 free
throws in the game, which is also the second-best performance in
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference history.
Prato Matthews finished with 11
points and seven rebounds, while Lauren Hickey scored a career-high 13
points on 4-5 shooting - including 3-4 from three-point range.
Alexandra Blake tied Prato Matthews for the team lead with seven
Ali Marzella came off the bench
with seven points and a team-leading seven assists, while Abby Dietert
chipped in with six points. Lindsay Hovland scored a career-best
13 points off the bench for the Tigers, hitting 5-9 from the field and
pulling down four rebounds.
Chapman was led by 15 points
from both Lauren Kamiyama and Hayley MacArthur. Kamiyama also had
three assists and four steals, while MacArthur hit 7-11 from the field
and added six rebounds off the bench.
Trinity will finish off its road
trip on Tuesday at Mary Hardin-Baylor, then will return home to face
Schreiner and Lehman as part of the Trip Sports San Antonio Shootout