Women's Basketball

January 9, 2009

Trinity Beats Southwestern Despite Offensive Struggles


Georgetown, Texas - The Tiger women's basketball team overcame a poor shooting night to pull off a 57-48 win at Southwestern University on Friday night.

Trinity (10-3, 5-0) shot under 30% from the field in both periods, connecting on just 14 total field goals in the game.  The Tigers did make 27 free throws on the night - 19 of which came in the second half.

Trinity led 24-19 at the half after holding Southwestern below 30% shooting in the first period as well.  Southwestern shot 34.4% in the second half, but the Tigers were still able to hold on for the win in the end.

In the second half, Trinity got the lead to double digits on two separate occasions, but Southwestern was able to claw its way back into the game each time.  The Tigers led 46-35 with just over five minutes to play, then had to rely on free throws in the final seconds to clinch the win.

Krista Prato Matthews and Danielle Hubenak combined to make the final six foul shots for the Tigers, clinching the win.  After Southwestern hit a three-pointer with 16 seconds left to make it 53-48, both players sank a pair of free throws to finish off the scoring.

Prato Matthews finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the game, hitting 7-11 from the line.  Hubenak led all players with 16 points, adding seven rebounds and four assists.  Abby Dietert also reached double figures for the Tigers, scoring 12 points and grabbing a pair of steals.

Alexandra Blake chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds, while Kelsey Goodell came off the bench to grab eight rebounds and two steals in just 20 minutes.

Natasha Azizi was the only Southwestern player in double figures, scoring 15 points on 6-10 shooting, but did foul out of the game in the final minute.

Trinity will be back on the road next weekend, taking on Birmingham-Southern College and Rhodes College on Friday and Saturday nights.  The Tigers return home January 23, taking on Sewanee, and then will face nationally-ranked Oglethorpe on January 25.


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