Women's Basketball

January 23, 2009

Trinity Beats Sewanee to Remain Atop SCAC West

 

San Antonio - Trinity's women's basketball team rebounded from its first conference loss of the year last weekend, defeating Sewanee: University of the South 76-46 on Friday night.

Trinity (12-4, 6-1) remains atop the SCAC West Division standings with the win.  Trinity led 40-24 at halftime, hitting 14-31 (45.2%) of its shots and holding Sewanee to nine total field goals. 

Sewanee did hit 4-9 from three-point range in the opening half, and hung close to Trinity most of the period.  Trinity led by just one point (23-22) with 5:42 to play, but the home team mounted a 17-2 run to close the half and take full control of the game.

In the second half, Trinity came out a bit flat and gave up seven of the first nine points to the visitors, but answered that with 15 consecutive points to go up 57-31 with over 11 minutes remaining.  Sewanee never got closer than 23 points after that spurt.

Ali Marzella and Abby Dietert combined for 34 points in the game, leading the team to the win.  Dietert finished with 15 points and three steals, hitting 7-8 from the foul line.  Marzella scored a game-high 19 points to go with five assists, hitting five three-point field goals in the game.

Krista Prato Matthews scored her 15th double-double of the season, collecting 10 points and 15 rebounds to go with four assists and two steals.  Kelsey Goodell chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Dani Kabbes led Sewanee with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Linsie Wiesman scored seven off the bench for the visitors.

Trinity will host fifth-ranked Oglethorpe University on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  The game will be a matchup between the top two teams in the SCAC.  While Trinity leads the West Division, Oglethorpe is the East Division leader with a record of 15-1 overall and a 6-0 mark in the SCAC. 

 

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