Women's Basketball

November 28, 2008

Tigers Open Home Tournament With Win Over Schreiner


San Antonio - The Tiger women's basketball team opened up its part in the Trip Sports San Antonio Shootout with an 88-60 win over Schreiner University on Friday night.

Trinity (4-1) led 46-28 at the half, thanks to its hot shooting and stingy defense in the opening 20 minutes.  The Tigers hit 19-38 from the field in the first period, holding Schreiner to just 11-39 shooting (28.2%).

After Schreiner took the initial lead with a layup on its first possession, a three-pointer put the Tigers out in front for good.  An 11-0 run early in the first half helped spark the team to a lead of 15 points with just over 10 minutes elapsed in the game, and Trinity led by as many as 19 in the first half. 

The second half was more of the same as Tiger senior Krista Prato Matthews hit a pair of shots less than a minute into the period to push the advantage to 50-28.  Prato Matthews had a stellar game overall, scoring a game-high 21 points and tying her career-high with 19 rebounds - all in just 22 minutes of play.

Following the initial 8-0 burst by Trinity to start the second half, the Tigers never led by less than 18 points the rest of the way, cruising to the team's third straight win.

Besides Prato Matthews, four other players scored in double figures - including two coming off the bench.  Lindsey Hovland hit 4-4 from the field and 6-6 from the line for 14 points to go with her seven rebounds, while Kelsey Goodell had 10 points and six boards to go with a pair of blocked shots.

Danielle Hubenak had 11 points and a game-high eight assists, while Abby Dietert finished with 10 points and five assists.  Ali Marzella chipped in with six points and six assists to go with four rebounds and a pair of steals.

Schreiner was led by 13 points and seven rebounds from Monica Enriquez, who also led all players with four steals.  Xandria White chipped in with 12 points and six boards in just 14 minutes off the bench.

Trinity will continue its part in the tournament with a 6:00 p.m. game against Lehman College tomorrow night.  Next weekend, the Tigers open SCAC play on the road at Colorado College and Austin College.


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