Trinity Loses to Robert Morris

The Trolls gave the Eagles of Robert Morris University (Chicago, Illinois) a strong fight in a conference game, but came up a few points shy of getting a victory. Trinity trailed by only one point at the half, had the lead late in the game, but ended in four-point loss at 85-81. The team is now 2-7 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

The Trolls used a .571 field goal percentage in the first half to stay in touch with the Eagles and keep the score close with five ties in the half. Only a handful of points separated the teams in the first half and midway through the period they were tied at 25-25. Robert Morris scored the next five points, but the Trolls answered with the next 10 to go ahead 35-30 with four minutes to play. The momentum went back in favor of the Eagles in the remaining minutes who took a 40-39 half-time lead.

Robert Morris went ahead by 10 points in the opening six minutes of the second half only to have Trinity go on a 10-to-0 run to tie the score at 56-56. The score was tied eight more times after that with the final deadlock at 81-81 with one minute to play. The Eagles scored on their next possession to take the lead.  Trinity missed on their shot attempt and two final free throws by the Eagles created the four point final gap.

Trinity ended the game with a .549 field goal percentage. They shot .500 percent (13-of-26) from the arc and were 1.000 percent from the line. The Eagles had a .458 field goal percentage, .333 three-point percentage, and .900 free throw percentage. The Trolls had five players in double-figure scoring with Caleb Jonkman leading the team with 21 and Jordan Perry adding 18. Jonkman and Perry also were the high rebounders with seven each. Juozas Balciunas ended with 10 points and nine assists.

The Trolls continue conference action on December 7 in a game at Indiana University-South Bend at 7:30 pm EST.