Trinity Uses Three-Point Line to Defeat Waldorf

The Trolls get back in the win column and stopped a three game losing streak in a game at Waldorf University (Forest City, Iowa). Trinity used a strong second half performance and a record-breaking 17 three pointers to pull away from the Warriors and get the 86-76 win. The Trolls were down by one at the half, 38-37, but took a six point lead in the third quarter and kept that lead through the rest of the game. The team is now 2-3 in their early season schedule.

In the first quarter the lead changed hands six times as the Trolls and the Warriors went back and forth. By the end of the quarter the Trolls had the slight advantage at 19-17. They scored the first five points of the second period to go ahead by seven.  However Waldorf came back and the score was tied four times in the period. On a three-pointer in the final seconds the Warriors took a 38-37 half-time lead.

In the opening three minutes of the third quarter, the Trolls out-scored Waldorf 12-to-6 to take over the lead and go ahead by five points. A couple of treys by Lauren Stokes late in the period gave the Trolls an eighth point lead. By the end of the quarter they were up 61-55.

Trinity maintained the top spot in the fourth quarter, although the Warriors pulled to within two points with five minutes to play. Down the stretch Trinity was 9-of-10 from the line to hold off the Warriors and build the 10 point win.

For the game Trinity shot .458 percent from the field and .750 percent from the line. They also set a school record with 17 made three-pointers with .548 percent accuracy. Waldorf was .429 percent from the floor, .346 percent from the three-point line, and .826 percent from the charity stripe. The Trolls were led by Ally Giampapa with 21 points, of which 15 came from long-range, 10 rebounds, and four assists. Stokes added 20 points behind six treys. Kelsey Foster scored 18 points, connecting on all four of her three-point attempts, and Katie Moran had 11.

The Trolls will play next on November 15 in their conference opener at Governors State University at 5 pm.