Women's Basketball

December 5, 2008

Trinity Tigers Down Colorado College in SCAC Opener


Colorado Springs, Colorado - The Trinity women's basketball team held off Colorado College for a 70-65 win in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.

Trinity (6-1, 1-0) trailed 18-30 at the half after an abysmal shooting performance in the first half that saw the visitors hit just 8-29 (27.6%) from the floor.  The second half was just the opposite, though, as Trinity hit 22-34 (64.7%) from the field and came back for the win.

Colorado College used an 8-0 run early in the first half to break a 9-9 tie, then scored the final six points of the period to open up the 12-point advantage.  Trinity's 19-7 run to open the second half tied the game, though, and it was a close contest the rest of the way.

Trinity did have a 9-0 run late in the game to make it a 62-55 lead, but Colorado College had a quick answer with six straight points to cut the lead to one with 2:23 to play.  Trinity then hit three straight shots and a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to hold on for the win down the stretch.

Krista Prato Matthews scored all three baskets and both free throws down the stretch for Trinity, finishing the game with a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.  She hit 9-14 from the field and her only two foul shots were the game-clinching free throws with eight seconds to play.

Ali Marzella came off the bench to add 15 points and four assists, hitting three three-pointers in the game.  Danielle Hubenak and Abby Dietert finished with 14 points each.  Dietert hit 6-8 from the field, while Hubenak was 6-9 and added seven assists.

Melanie Auguste finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists to lead Colorado College, hitting 11-19 from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line.

Trinity will travel to Austin College to close out the conference weekend on Sunday afternoon, then will be off until December 29-30 when the team returns home to host the Trinity Texas Challenge Tournament.


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