Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball team enters the week with a 9-4 overall record after going 1-2 last week, highlighted by a 83-58 victory at Coast Guard. This week, the Bantams return to action on Tuesday evening when they host Dean College at 5 p.m. before a Friday matchup versus New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Bowdoin and a Sunday conference tilt against Colby.

Match-up:
Trinity (9-4) v. Dean (6-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (9-4) v. Bowdoin (13-0)
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (9-4) v. Colby (6-5)
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Dean Series History: This is the first-ever matchup between the two schools.

Bowdoin Series History: Trinity is 8-27 all-time against the Polar Bears since the first-ever game during the winter of 1979-80.

Last time out against the Polar Bears: Trinity fell to Bowdoin in Brunswick, 76-61 last winter.

Colby Series History: Trinity is 14-20 versus the Mules since the 1981-82 season.

Last time out against the Mules: The Bantams were downed by the Mules, 59-39, in January of 2017.  

Game Notes:

- Junior Courtney Erickson leads the team and ranks fourth in the NESCAC in scoring (13.9 ppg) while shooting 46.4% from the floor this winter. Erickson turned in a 17-point performance against Hamilton on Sunday while going 9-of-11 from the charity stripe. 

- Junior Erica Junquet is currently 11th in the NESCAC in scoring (11.3 ppg) while shooting 45.0% from the floor. Junquet scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three assists and three boards against Amherst on Friday.

- Junior Erin Cunningham averaged 16.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in Trinity's three games, including a 28-point, nine-rebound effort at Coast Guard. She made 17-of-28 shots from the field (60.7%) and 10-of-15 from long range (66.7%). The junior is fourth in the NESCAC in field goal efficiency (.559) and second in three-point shooting (.540). 

- Trinity boasts two of the league's top-ten rebounders as sophomore Peace Kabari ranks sixth in the NESCAC in rebounding (6.9 rpg) while Cunningham checks in behind her at seventh (6.8). Kabari scored a season-high 18 points and added 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season against the Continentals over the weekend.

- Trinity are the fourth highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 68.8 points per game, while holding opponents to just 59.1 points per contest.

- Trinity's game against Dean begins a four-game homestand that stretches until next week. The Bantams don't hit the road again until their January 20th contest at St. Joseph's on Long Island.