Women's Basketball

January 2, 2009

Trinity Snaps Two-Game Slide to Remain Atop Division Standings


San Antonio - The Tiger women's basketball team snapped its two-game slide with a 79-62 win over Millsaps College in Friday night Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

Trinity (8-3, 3-0) and SCAC East Division leader Oglethorpe University remain the lone unbeaten teams in conference play this season. 

The Tigers led 39-29 at the half, despite neither team shooting above 38% from the field in the first period.  Trinity did hit 9-13 from the foul line, though.

Millsaps actually came out as the agressor in this game, pulling out to an 8-1 lead in the opening minutes.  The Tigers were able to cut the lead to one, but the Majors jumped out to an 18-11 lead with less than 10 minutes gone by in the game.  Trinity finally came to life with a 17-2 run that was highlighted by nine unanswered to start, taking the lead for good.

In the second half, Millsaps was able to cut the lead in half in the early going, but an 8-0 run by Trinity pushed the lead back to double digits.  The Majors never got any closer than 11 points after that run.

Krista Prato Matthews finished with another double-double, collecting 16 rebounds to go with her 13 points, but it was a pair of players off the bench that really highlighted Trinity's win.

Ali Marzella scored a career-best 23 points and six rebounds in her 28 minutes of action, while Lindsay Hovland had a double-double of her own with 15 points and 11 rebounds.  Both totals were career-best marks for Hovland, who also led the team with two blocks.

Danielle Hubenak and Alexandra Blake finished with 10 points each, while Hubenak also added seven assists for the Tigers.  Blake had four assists and both players tied for the team lead with three steals each.

LaReina Adams led Millsaps with 15 points and 11 boards, with Tiffany Whitmore adding 14 points on 6-16 shooting.  Ronda Webb came off the bench with seven points and a team-best four assists.

Trinity will face Hendrix College tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. to finish off the SCAC weekend.  Hendrix defeated Southwestern 72-63 in Georgetown, Texas tonight.


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