Trolls Fall to Wolves

The Trolls found the Wolves of No. 19 Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) too much to handle in a conference contest. Trinity struggled to score in three of the four quarters and continued to loss ground as they game progressed. By the half, they trailed 45-26 and at the game’s end they lost 78-40. The team is 4-3 for the season and 0-2 in the CCAC.

It was a slow start for the Trolls as the Wolves jumped to an 8-0 lead in the opening three minutes. With two minutes left in the period the team had only five points and was behind by 15. By the end of the first period the score was 23-9.

The Trolls nearly doubled their scoring production in the second period, but still lost ground on the Wolves. While Trinity added 17 points, Cardinal Stritch added 22. During the quarter the team was down by 21 points with four minutes to play. They went on a 10-to-2 run behind seven points by Lauren Stokes to pull to within 13 points. However by the half the gap was back to 19 at 45-26.

Trinity added only seven points in each the third and fourth quarters. As a result the scoring gap continued to increase. The team was down by 29 at the end of the third quarter and 38 by the end of the game.

Trinity recorded a .293 field goal percentage and Cardinal Stritch shot .565 percent. The only player for Trinity in double digit scoring was Celina Wanta with 13 points. Stokes added nine points and Carissa Wisse was the high rebounder with four.

The Trolls continue conference play on November 22 at Indiana University-South Bend at 7 pm EST.