Trinity Losses to No. 3 St. Francis

In a home conference game the Trolls hosted the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois).  Trinity could not keep up with the No. 3 NAIA nationally ranked Fighting Saints and a 17 point half-time deficit ended in an 82-53 loss. The Trolls fall below the .500 mark for the first time this season at 4-5 and are 0-4 in the CCAC.

It was a slow start for the Trolls as Saint Francis rallied off the first nine points of the game. Midway through the first quarter Trinity had scored only two points and trailed 14-2. By the end of that period the gap had extended to 14 at 26-12.

The second period was the largest scoring quarter for the Trolls as they added 17 points; however they lost more ground as the Saints tacked on 20 points. With four minutes left in the quarter the scoring difference was 20 points, but at the break it was 17 at 46-29.

The second half started the same as the first half with a 9-0 run by the Saints to create a 26 point deficit for Trinity. By the end of the period the difference was 25. St. Francis went ahead by as much as 35 in the four quarter before the final at 82-53.

For the game the Trolls shot .361 percent from the field, .235 percent from the arc, and .500 percent from the line. St. Francis was .457 percent accurate from the floor, .438 percent from the three-point line, and .579 percent from the charity stripe. The Saints out-rebounded the Trolls by 14 boards at 50-to-36. Lauren Stokes led the team with 10 points and five rebounds. Breanna Toppen had eight points and three assists and Katie Moran grabbed five rebounds.

The Trolls will play next on December 3 in a home game with Robert Morris University at 1 pm.