Providence, R.I. - Senior Courtney Erickson (Everett, Mass.) scored a game-high 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting while junior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) recorded her second double-double of the season to help lead the Trinity College women's basketball team to a 71-38 victory over the Johnson & Wales Wildcats on Wednesday evening in Providence. The Bantams improve to 7-0 on the year while the Wildcats fall to 1-6. Trinity becomes the first team since 2014 to hold Johnson & Wales without a three-pointer as the Wildcats went 0-for-12 from beyond the arc.
Erickson led all players with 19 points to go along with seven rebounds while Kabari finished with 10 points and a game-high of 11 boards. Senior Becky Reifler (Garden City, N.Y.) also finished in double-figures with 14 points as the Bantams shot just under 50% from the floor as a team (26-for-53). The visitors also dominated on the glass, winning the rebound battle, 43-25, while forcing 18 Wildcat turnovers.
Johnson & Wales was led by Ally Mishol (Longmeadow, Mass.) who turned in 15 points while Dede Stevenson (Hartford, Conn.) added nine. The Wildcats shot just 30.9% from the floor.
Trinity took a 13-9 lead in the first quarter before going on a 13-0 run to push the lead to 17. The Bantams never looked back as they outscored the Wildcats, 20-6, in the second quarter to open up a 20-point lead at the half. Both teams played an even third quarter before Trinity once again outscored Johnson & Wales in the fourth quarter by a score of 20-6 to come away with the 33-point victory.
Trinity returns to action on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game at home versus Connecticut College.