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
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
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.