San Antonio – The 16th-ranked Trinity women's basketball team remained unbeaten in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 103-26 win over Johnson & Wales (CO) University on Friday.
The Tigers forced 37 turnovers and allowed just nine made field goals in the game, shooting better than 55% from the field and more than 44% from three-point range.
After blitzing Johnson & Wales with a 28-7 first quarter, Trinity allowed just two points in the second period to take a 46-9 lead at the half. The Wildcats had just one quarter with double-digit points, which came in the fourth quarter after the game had long been decided.
Trinity actually fell behind 2-0 in the opening moments of the game, but the Tigers proceeded to score 14 unanswered and never trailed again. Johnson & Wales went scoreless for more than seven minutes in the game, spanning the first and second quarters. Trinity led 37-9 with 4:55 left in the first half after that streak was finally snapped.
The second half began like the first half, as Johnson & Wales got the first basket of the third quarter. Trinity didn't allow another basket the rest of the quarter, though the Wildcats did get four free throws in the period. The Tigers scored 14 straight points to make it a 70-11 lead with just over two minutes left in the third. Johnson & Wales went more than 13 minutes without a basket in the second half, with Trinity leading by more than 70 points by the end of that stretch.
Trinity is now 7-0 atop the SCAC standings, improving to 12-2 overall with the team's ninth consecutive victory. Johnson & Wales fell to 2-11 overall and 2-6 in conference, and has lost all three meetings against Trinity since joining the SCAC last year.
Trinity's defense held Johnson & Wales to just 26 points, which ties for the lowest score by a Tiger opponent since the 1991-92 season. Trinity also held Schreiner (TX) University to 26 points in 2002-03. The only other time the Tigers gave up less than 30 points was in 1994-95 when Trinity allowed just 27 points against Sewanee (TN).
The last time the Tigers scored 100 or more points in more than one game during a season was in 2012-13. Prior to tonight, Trinity had never scored 100 or more points in back-to-back home games.
Abby Holland led Trinity with 19 points on 9-11 shooting in tonight's win, adding five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Holland became the sixth player in school history to surpass 1,400 career points, and she has moved into Trinity's top five all-time in scoring. She is also second in Tiger women's basketball history with 243 career steals and is the top 15 all-time in career rebounds.
Abbey Wilson came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points on 6-10 shooting overall and 5-9 shooting from three-point range. She also tied her career-high with six rebounds in just 21 minutes played.
Ashlyn Milton has reached double figures in four of the last five games after scoring 16 points on 6-11 shooting against Johnson & Wales. She also tied her career-high with a team-leading eight rebounds.
Julia Ackerman hit 5-5 overall and 3-3 from distance on her way to 13 points to go with five assists in tonight's game. She became the ninth player in school history to record 100 or more three-point field goals in a career.
Trinity finishes off the weekend by hosting Colorado College tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m.