Trolls Fall to Titans

During exam week the Trolls were put to the test in a conference game at Indiana University-South Bend (South Bend, Indiana). The team started out well, but lost the lead midway through the first half and did not recover it for the rest of the game. By the half they were down by 17 and the final gap was 15 at 79-64 loss. Trinity falls to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in the CCAC.

The Trolls were on the attack from the start and in the opening six minutes built a 16-6 lead.  From that point their offense stalled and over the next seven minutes they did not score. During that stretch the Titans went on a 22-0 run to create a 28-16 lead. In the remaining seven minutes of the half the Trolls added only eight more points and were down 41-24 at the half.

The scoring gap remained in double digits through the majority of the second period. Trinity cut it to nine points with 14 minutes left and again with six minutes left at 65-56. They did not get any closer and again added only eight points in the final portion of the game.

For the game the Trolls shot .368 percent from the field, .276 percent from the arc, and .857 percent from the line.  The Titans were .475 percent from the floor, .367 percent from the three-point line, and .769 percent from the charity stripe. The Trolls commanded the boards with 47 rebounds to IU-South Bend’s 29. Jordan Perry led the team with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Trey Johnson had 10 points and eight rebounds. Juozas Balciunas added 12 points and Caleb Jonkman had six assists.

The Trolls play next on December 10 at Saint Xavier University at 3 pm.