Trinity Stopped by Saints

The Trolls took their three game winning streak into a conference contest at Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, Indiana).  The team took control of the scoreboard in the latter part of the first half and was up by eight at the intermission. The game changed in the second period when Holy Cross got hot from the arc and out-scored the Trolls by 19 points in the half.  As a result Trinity ended with an 85-74 loss. The team falls to 5-10 overall and 2-6 in the CCAC.

Trinity trailed in the first part of the game, but continued to fight and, on a three-pointer by Myles Birgans with seven minutes left in the half, they tied the game at 25-25. The Trolls continued to roll and over the next four minutes had built a nine point lead.  They went ahead by as much as 10 points and at the half had an eight point, 44-36, lead.

Trinity continued to hold the lead in the opening seven minutes of the second half, but the Saints stormed back on the long-range shot. Connecting on 9-of-14 three-pointers in the second period, Holy Cross controlled the latter part of the game. The Trolls fell behind by 10 with seven minutes left and had to play catch-up for the remainder of the game. They got as close as six points, but could not completely erase the gap.

The Trolls had the hot hand in the first half with a .655 field goal percentage and they were 5-of-10 from the arc. Overall they shot .583 percent from the floor for the game, .316 percent from the arc, and .800 percent (4of-5) from the line. The Saints shot .549 percent from the field, .481 percent from the three-point line, where they were 9-of-14 in the second period, and .696 percent (16of-23) from the line.

Caleb Jonkman led the team in scoring with 21 points. Jordan Perry had 19 points and eight rebounds. Myles Birgans added 15 points and three assists.

Trinity plays next at home on January 5 against Governors State University at 7:30 pm.