Trolls Lose to St. Ambrose

Looking to end their current losing streak, the Trolls hosted St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa) in a conference game. The two teams played evenly throughout the first half and at the break Trinity had a slight edge with a 36-35 lead. By the end of the third quarter the advantage was one point in the Fighting Bees’ favor. The Trolls faltered in the final quarter and ended in a 74-62 loss. The team is 2-9 for the season and 0-6 in the CCAC.

Behind the efforts of Jasmine Elliott, who had a double double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the first half, the Trolls had their fair share of the lead in the opening two quarters.  In the first 10 minutes the teams were never separated by more than five points and at the end of the period Trinity trailed by only one point at 19-18.

The Trolls scored the first basket of the second quarter to take the lead and they did not give it up in the period. On a 13 point run Trinity went ahead by as many as 13 points at 26-23 with 3:25 left in the quarter. However they did not score again in the period and by the half their lead was cut to one point at 36-35.

Through the majority of the third quarter the Troll held the lead, but by never more than five points.  A three-pointer by the Fighting Bees in the final seconds of the period, gave St. Ambrose a 50-49 lead.

The opening minutes of the fourth quarter were tight and with seven minutes to play the Trolls were down by two points at 60-58. However over the next six minutes Trinity did not score and fell behind by as many as 13 points.  At the buzzer they ended with a 12 point loss.

For the game Trinity shot .333 percent from the field, .241 percent from the three-point line, and .643 percent from the line. St. Ambrose hit .438 percent of their shots, were .250 percent from the arc, and .684 percent from the free throw line. Each team had 44 rebounds. Elliott led the Trolls with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Bailey Larsen added 10 points, while Kyle Pitts had six rebounds and Aubrey Goorman had four assists.

The Trolls play next on December 12 in a non-conference game at home against Wheaton College at 7:30 pm.