Women’s basketball splits weekend

Last weekend, Feb. 7-8, the Trinity women’s basketball team faced Centenary College and Austin College on the road in conference play. The Tigers first played Centenary on Friday, Feb. 7 where they came away with an 81-55 win.

Senior guard Murphy Burns lead the team with 19 points, followed by junior center Taylor Hollins with 13 points and junior guard Hannah Coley, who recorded 12 points. Coley and sophomore forward Bryony Harris lead the team with 11 rebounds each.

“I was very proud of our girls against Centenary. Against Centenary our strength was our team and our commitment to each other and being professional and mature and playing with integrity,” said head coach Cameron Hill.

Hollins shares Hill’s sentiment and says she enjoys playing Centenary.

“The game against Centenary is always a fun game, they’re really competitive and fight to the end,” Hollins said.

The next day, Saturday, Feb. 9, the team traveled to Sherman, TX, to play the Austin Kangaroos. The Tigers ended up falling to the Kangaroos 69-74.

During this game, sophomore forward Anecia Richardson lead scoring with 21 points, followed by Burns, who put up 15 points, and Coley with 13 points.

“We came up short once again against Austin College. They continued to shoot the ball well and we did not, which was ultimately the difference in the game. I was very proud of our effort in the second half to erase a 10-point deficit,” Coley said.

The loss marks the second time during SCAC play that Trinity has lost to Austin.

“Austin College has done a great job against us this season. It was a great game for us, and will really help us as we continue to prepare for the postseason,” Hill said.

After going one and one this weekend, the Tigers are still tied in first for SCAC with Texas Lutheran. Both schools have a 9-2 conference record and a 17-5 record overall.

Next up the Tigers play away at Texas Lutheran University today. That game is followed by another away game at Schreiner University.