Women's Basketball

November 21, 2008

Trinity Falls at Redlands to Open Road Weekend


Redlands, California - Trinity's women's basketball team lost its road opener to hosting University of Redlands 75-84 at the Redlands Tip-Off Classic on Friday night.

Trinity (1-1) trailed 29-34 at the half, following a period in which neither team shot above 35% from the field.  The Tigers were much better in the second half - hitting 16-34 (47.1%) - but Redlands was significantly better by shooting at a 56.7% clip in the second half.

The game stayed very close through the first period as neither team led by more than five points.  After Trinity cut the lead to just one (44-43) with just 5:51 elapsed in the second, Redlands went on a 13-4 run to push the lead to double digits.

The Tigers got to within four (64-60) with just under seven minutes left, but Redlands again spurted to a double-figure lead that pushed to as many as 14 points in the final minutes.  Trinity made it a seven-point lead with 23 seconds left, but the Tigers could get no closer.

Danielle Hubenak scored a career-high 25 points in the loss, hitting 8-14 from the field and 2-4 three-pointers.  Hubenak also hit 7-10 from the foul line and dished out three assists in her 37 minutes of play.

Abby Dietert hit 5-10 from the floor for 14 points to go with her five assists and five rebounds, while Krista Prato Matthews had 11 points and 10 boards for her second double-double in as many games this season.

Alexandra Blake finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, while Ali Marzella had seven points and three steals for the Tigers.

Ali Bueno led Redlands with 22 points, hitting 6-11 from distance, while Shada Sadeghi had 20 points off the bench - including 4-6 from three-point range.  Overall, Redlands nailed 12-23 from beyond the arc, while Trinity hit just 3-17.

Trinity concludes the tournament with a game tomorrow evening against Chapman University.  The Tigers continue the three-game road trip with a Tuesday night matchup against Mary Hardin-Baylor.  The team returns home Thanksgiving weekend for the Trip Sports San Antonio Shootout on November 27-30.


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