Trinity Defeated by Saint Francis

A conference road game at the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois) ends in a loss for the Trolls. Besides in the first couple of minutes of the game, Trinity trailed on the scoreboard. The game was still in sight at the half with a ten point difference, but it got away from them in the second part of the second half. In the end the Trolls took an 88-65 loss to move to 11-14 overall and 6-11 in the CCAC.

The Trolls scored their first three points of the game on free throws and had a 3-2 lead. A three-point by St. Francis took away that lead which was never regained by Trinity. The scoring gap was only a difference of a few points through most of the half until the final two minutes when St. Francis posted an 11 point gap. At the half the difference was 42-32.

Seven minutes in the second period the Trolls still trailed by 10 points. St. Francis went on a 14-to-2 run to pull away at 72-50. The scoring difference remained at 20+ for the rest of the game as Trinity committed a number of turnovers and could not mount a comeback.

For the game the Trolls shot .453 percent from the field, .318 percent from the arc, and .714 percent from the line. St. Francis was .525 percent accurate from the floor, .458 percent from the three-point line, and .929 percent from the charity stripe. The Trolls had 31 rebounds to the Saints’ 28. Jordan Perry led the team with 19 points and six rebounds. Juozas Balciunas had 13 points and Caleb Jonkman had 10. Trey Johnson was the high rebounder with seven boards.

The team will play next on February 8 at home against Holy Cross College at 7:30 pm.