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.