Waterville, Maine - Trinity junior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) finished with 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds while senior Courtney Erickson (Everett, Mass.) turned in a 20-point performance as well, as the Trinity College women's basketball team cruised to a 65-50 victory over the Colby College Mules on Sunday in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) battle at Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Bantams improve to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in the league, while the Mules are 6-8 and 0-3 in conference play.
Women's Basketball Crushes Colby, 65-50
|Trinity (12-3, 2-2)||23||16||12||14||65|
|Colby (6-8, 0-3)||19||6||10||15||50|
Jan 13, 2019
Kabari finished 8-for-11 from the field and also had two steals. Erickson added four boards and three assists while junior Meghan Lewis (Demarest, N.J.) added a game-high five steals. Trinity rookie Bailey Hyland (Broad Brook, Conn.) contributed seven points and four rebounds off the bench as well. For Colby, Katie McCrum and Keagan Dunbar both scored 15 points and each hit three 3-pointers.
The Bantams were 16-for-22 from the foul line and had a 46-35 rebounding advantage. Colby had double figures in blocked shots for the second straight game with 10.
The two teams combined for 42 points in the opening quarter, with the Bantams taking a 23-19 lead, led by Erickson who scored nine points in the game's first ten minutes. After Colby's Ainsley Burns hit a layup with 6:08 to play to cut Trinity's lead to 25-23 in the second quarter, the Bantams used a 14-2 run the rest of the way to take a 39-25 halftime lead.
Trinity jumped out to its largest lead of the afternoon at 22 points in the third quarter on a jump shot by Erickson, but Colby battled back. The Mules got as close as 12 in the fourth quarter but the late rally proved too little, too late, as the Bantams held on down the stretch and came away with the 15-point win.
Trinity returns to action on Wednesday for a non-conference road game at Western New England.