Women's Basketball

February 14, 2009

Tigers Settle for Weekend Split After Losing at Hendrix

 

Conway, Arkansas - Trinity's women's basketball team had to settle for a weekend split in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play, losing an 82-76 game at Hendrix College on Saturday night.

Trinity (16-7, 9-4) trailed 29-48 at the half and was never able to fully recover from a strong Hendrix run in that first period of play.

Trailing 19-15 with 8:39 before halftime, Trinity simply went cold offensively and couldn't score points to keep up with Hendrix - who scored 14 of 15 points in a stretch of just over three minutes to take a 17-point lead.  The Tigers tried to get back into it a few minutes later, but the home team kept control the rest of the way.

Trinity was not able to cut into the lead until late in the second half when the visitors scored 13 unanswered points to turn an 18-point lead into a 75-70 game with just under two minutes remaining.  The Tigers were within three points twice in the final minute, but Hendrix was able to hang on for the win.

Ali Marzella led Trinity with 29 points in the game, hitting 9-21 from the field and 7-10 from the foul line.  She also nailed four three-pointers in the game, breaking Trinity's single season record for long-range shooting.  Her 48 threes made this year are four more than the previous record, which was tied by two players last season.

Krista Prato Matthews had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the game, while Danielle Hubenak also scored 14 points on 5-9 shooting.  Lindsay Hovland and Alexandra Blake chipped in with eight points each off the bench.

Christina Byler hit 10-21 from the field, 5-6 from three-point range, and 7-7 from the line to lead all players with 32 points for Hendrix.  She also led the team with nine rebounds.

Trinity returns home next weekend to take on Colorado College and Austin College in the final regular season games of the year.  Trinity will need a win over Colorado College on Friday to clinch the SCAC West Division's top seed for the conference tournament.

 

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