Trinity Women's Basketball Cruises To Win At Roger Williams
Bristol, R.I. - The visiting Trinity College Bantam defeated the Roger Williams University Hawks, 77-52, in women's basketball action this evening. Trinity improves to 14-3 and Roger Williams falls to 7-10.
Accurate shooting and tough defense in the opening half gave Trinity a significant advantage that the Hawks were unable to overcome. The Bantams put a full-court press on the Hawks from tip-off that was difficult to break. Trinity began the game on an 11-0 run over the first 3:09, shooting 5-of-6 over that stretch. Elizabeth Kilzi (Waverly, Pa.) got Roger Williams on the board at the 16:11 mark with a jumper, yet the Trinity offense continued to roll. Trinity would score the next nine straight points to take a 23-2 lead. At one point in the first half, the Bantams were shooting 80% from the field, hitting eight of their first ten shots. The Hawks shot only 2-of-12 to begin the game. Sophomore guard Michelle Royals (Torrington, Conn.) gave Trinity its largest lead of the game with a jumper to make it 45-18 with 2:05 to play in the first half. By the end of the period, the Bantams held a 21-point lead. In the second half, the Bantams were held to only 37.5% shooting in the period compared to their 62.1 clip in the first half. The Hawks improved their shooting from 32.1% in the first half to 46.4% in the second, but were unable to overcome the large deficit.
Four players scored in double figures for Trinity, including Royals, who finished with a game-high 18 points off the bench. Senior guard Tess Donie (Worcester, Mass.) scored 12 in the game, while junior forward Rebecca Cohn (San Francisco, Calif.) and senior tri-captain center Christine Card (Waterbury, Conn.) each chipped in with ten.
Alexandria Lanieri (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) led the Hawks with 11 points and six rebounds. Ryan Weekes (Worcester, Mass.) added ten points and three steals, with Danielle Perrault (Ridgefield, Conn.) scoring three points with six assists off the pine.