Hartford, Conn. - Junior co-captain guard Claire Arnstein (Hicksville, N.Y.) and freshman guard Michelle Royals (Torrington, Conn.) combined for 33 points and 10 steals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 67-50 win over the visiting Roger Williams University Hawks in women's basketball action this evening at Oosting Gymnasium. Trinity improves to 14-2, while the Hawks fall to 5-12.
Trinity never trailed, taking a 5-0 lead early, including a pair of layups by Arnstein en route to a 33-21 lead the intermission. The Bantam defense held the Hawks to 31.6 field goal shooting (6-for-19) and forced 21 turnovers in the first 20 minutes. Trinity committed just four first-half turnovers and overcame seven missed free throws in 12 tries before the break. The Bantams shot 52.2 percent from the field in the second half, but did not improve from the free throw with a 46.7 percentage for the game (12-for-27).
Royals led all scorers with 18 points and added four steals, while Arnstein totaled 15 points and six swipes. Bantam junior forward Christine Card (Waterbury, Conn.) notched seven rebounds and three steals, and sophomore guard Kristen Fahey (Cumberland, R.I.) contributed with nine points and a game-high four assists off the bench. Senior center Heather Babin (Danvers, Mass.) had seven points and a game-high 10 boards for the Hawks.