Trolls Fall to Purdue-Northwest

The Trolls had their hands fall in a conference game as they hosted nationally ranked No. 15 Purdue University-Northwest.  From the opening basket Trinity trailed and by the half they were down by 19 at 44-25. The scoring gap continued to grow in the second half and the Trolls ended in an 85-46 loss.  Trinity falls to 8-10 overall and 3-8 in the CCAC.

The Trolls did not score for the first three minutes of the game, but then went on a 7-to-2 run to stay within one point midway through the quarter. The Pride started to pull away and was back up by seven at the end of the quarter at 20-13.

The scoring gap increased to double-digits early in the second period.  On a 16-to-2 run, Purdue-Northwest took control to go ahead by 24 points.  At the half the difference was 19 at 44-25.

In the final two periods the Trolls could not gain ground as the Pride connected on .567 percent of their shots. Trinity trailed by 29 at the end of the third period and ended in the 39 point loss.

For the game the Trolls shot. 266 percent from the field and .800 percent from the line. Purdue-Northwest was .532 from the floor and .600 percent from the line. The Trolls had 28 rebounds while the Pride collected 52. Bethany Jansma led the team with 14 points and Jessica Bianchi had seven. Kelsie Foster was the high rebounder with eight.

The Trolls play next at home on January 14 against Great Lakes Christian College at 1 pm.