Trolls Fall to Redhawks

On the final day of the 2016 calendar year, the Trolls hosted No. 13 Indiana University-Northwest (Gary, Indiana) in non-conference game.  The team scored the initial baskets, but soon gave up the lead and did not gain it back. Trinity trailed 52-31 at the half and ended with a loss at 87-63 at the final buzzer. The team moves to 7-7 overall.

The Redhawks came out firing and converted .655 percent of their shots in the first two quarters. As a result the Trolls started to fall behind and were down by eight at the end of the first period. In the opening five minutes of the second quarter the Trinity was out-scored 18-to-3 and to trail by 23 points. By the intermission the gap stood at 21 points.

The Trolls had a hard time gaining ground in the second half and the scoring margin remained 20-plus points. Everyone got into the action as the game played out.

Trinity ended the game with .324 field goal percentage and a .529 free throw percentage. IU-Northwest shot .508 percent from the floor and .667 percent from the line. The Trolls had 41 rebounds and the Redhawks had 45. Lauren Stokes ended the game as the high scorer with 13 points while Celina Wanta and Bethany Jansma had 11 each.  Wanta was the high rebounder with seven and Jansma had four assists.

The team will return to conference action on January 3 in a game at Holy Cross College at 5:30 pm EST.