Trolls Lose to No. 1 Saints

The No. 1 ranked, undefeated Saints of the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois) were too much for the Trolls to handle in a conference road game.  Trinity managed to score 76 points against this powerhouse team, but gave up 109 points for the 33 point loss. The game became lopsided already in the first quarter and, despite their efforts, the Trolls could not gain ground. Trinity moves to 13-13 for the season and 6-11 in the CCAC.

While the Trolls missed their first three shots of the game, the Saints made their first three attempts to create a 7-0 start. St. Francis continued their accurate shooting and by the end of the first period had a 36-14 lead.  That 20+ point scoring gap continued through the second quarter and in the final seconds of the half increased to 30 points at 61-31.

Trinity picked up their scoring production in the second half and shot .600 percent for the half. However they could not contain the Saints and, for the most part, the scoring difference between the two teams remained at least 30 points.  

The Trolls had a .429 field goal percentage overall and a .818 free throw percentage. St. Francis shot .575 percent from the field, hit 13-of-22 three-pointers, and was .750 percent accurate from the line. Trinity had 31 rebounds and St. Francis had 39. Celina Wanta was the high scorer with 12 points and Bethany Jansma had 11. Kelsie Foster ended with six rebounds and Jessica Bianchi had four assists.

Trinity will host Holy Cross College on February 7 at 5:30 pm in conference action.