Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball team enters the week with a 13-7 record ahead of a pair of weekend New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchups. The Bantams travel to Middletown to take on Wesleyan on Friday night before returning to Hartford to host Connecticut College on Sunday afternoon. 

Match-up:
Trinity (13-7) at Wesleyan (13-6)
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Silloway Gymnasium
Middletown, Connecticut
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Trinity (13-7) v. Connecticut College (12-6)
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Wesleyan Series History: The Bantams are 41-23 against Wesleyan since the two rivals first met in 1975-76.

Recent history against the Cardinals: Trinity knocked off the Cardinals, 74-67, in Oosting Gymnasium last season after shooting almost 50% from the floor and forcing 16 Wesleyan turnovers.

Conn College Series History: Trinity is 17-6 in the all-time series with Conn College, dating back to the first contest in the winter of 1996-97.

Recent history against the Camels: The Bantams won a 77-72, overtime thriller against the Camels last winter in Hartford.

Game Notes:

- Junior Courtney Erickson posted 10 points, seven rebounds, and a pair of blocks against Williams and added 16 points and eight boards at Middlebury last weekend. Erickson leads the team in scoring (12.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg, 11th in NESCAC) and has notched three double-doubles thus far this winter.

- Sophomore Peace Kabari scored 13 points against Williams and tied a team-high eight boards against Middlebury. Kabari is ninth in the NESCAC with 1.9 steals per game, eighth in assists (3.1 apg) and fifth in offensive rebounding (2.8 orpg).  

- Junior Erin Cunningham is third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.5 points per game. She is fourth in the NESCAC in field goal efficiency (.532) and leads the entire nation in three-point shooting (.551). Cunningham is also one of three Bantams to average over six rebounds per game (6.2 rpg). 

- Sophomore Meghan Lewis continued her solid play as of late, averaging 8.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 2.0 spg in Trinity's pair of games last weekend. The second-year player has played in all 20 games and has earned starts in the team's last nine contests.

- Trinity is the fifth highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 65.1 points per game, while holding opponents to just 57.8 points per contest. The Bantams are also fourth in the league in three-point shooting (.329) and allow the fourth fewest rebounds to opposing teams per contest (33.0 rpg). 

- Friday's contest at Wesleyan is the team's final road game of the regular season. The Bantams wrap up the regular season with a three-game homestand, beginning on Sunday against Conn College and concluding with a February 11th matchup against Tufts.