Trolls Take Loss at Florida College

In their third game in three days the Trolls played at Florida College (Temple Terrace, Florida).  After another slow start the team fell behind by double digits in the first quarter. By the half they trailed by 17 at 49-32. Trinity held their own in the third quarter, but lost some ground in the final quarter to end in a 98-73 loss.  The slump continues for the team that falls to 2-12 overall.

As has been the pattern of late the Trolls had a slow start and had to play catch up throughout the game.  With a 6-6 tie in the first quarter, Florida posted a 12 point run to go ahead 18-6 with three minutes to play. By the end of the period the scoring gap was 14 points at 28-14.

The Trolls made a run in the second period and with seven straight points they cut the gap to six at 32-26. However Florida scored the next seven points to make it a double digit gap once again. The Falcons also scored the final eight points of the quarter and to make it a 49-32 score at the intermission.  

Trinity found more offensive production in the third quarter as they scored 26 points. However they did not close the scoring gap as Florida also put 26 more points in the board.  The Trolls were down by as much as 25 points and as close as 14 points in the quarter.

The final quarter did not help the Trolls as they lost some more ground. They were out-scored by eight points in the period and ended the game in with a 25 point loss.

For the game the Trolls shot .410 percent from the field, .143 percent from the arc, and .833 percent from the line where they were 20-of-24. Florida hit .457 percent of their shots, .371 percent of their three-point attempts, and .611 percent of their free throws. The Trolls were out-rebounded by two at 42 to 44. Aubrey Goorman led the team with 20 points while Breanna Toppen had 16. Kyla Pitts added 10 points and seven rebounds.

After a short break for Christmas the team returns to action at the end of the month in the Northwestern College Classic on December 28-29 in Orange City, Iowa.