Trolls Fall to Wolves

The Trolls four game winning streak came to an end in a conference game at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). If it had not been for the second quarter, it would have been a tight contest. Trinity was out-scored by 18 points in that period and fell behind 44-22 at the half.  Once in the deficit they had a hard time recovering and ended in a 64-47 loss. The team is now 13-13 overall and 9-7 in the CCAC.

The first period seesawed back and forth in scoring runs. Cardinal Stritch came out firing and took a 7-0 lead in the opening two minutes, but the Trolls erased that deficit to make a 7-7 tie. Trinity did not score for the next four minutes and the Wolves once again had seven point lead. The Trolls made up some ground and at the end of the period were down by four at 19-15.

Trinity went silent in the second period and was held without a point for the first seven minutes. During that stretch Cardinal Stritch built a 17-point lead. Trinity finally scored, but by the half they were down by 22 points.

The damage had been done and in the second half the Trolls did what they could to try to make a comeback. They improved their shooting percentage and slowed the Wolves down, but still did not gain ground in the third period that ended at 60-35.

In the final quarter the Trolls cut into the deficit as they added 12 points and kept the Wolves to four.  

For the game Trinity shot .311 percent from the field, .226 percent from the arc, and .667 percent from the line. Cardinal Stritch was .382 percent from the floor, .276 percent from the three-point line, and .364 percent from the charity stripe. With 30 rebounds the Trolls had half the number of rebounds as the Wolves. Leading the team was Ally Giampapa with 15 points. Katie Moran added eight points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Trolls will play next at home on February 7 against the University of St. Francis at 7 pm.