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Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball team moved to 12-3 on the year after splitting a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) road games in Maine. This week, the Bantams travel to Western New England on Wednesday before hosting MCLA on Friday evening and St. Joseph's (L.I.) on Saturday afternoon. 

Match-ups:
Trinity (12-3) at WNE (9-6)
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Alumni Center
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Trinity (12-3) v. MCLA (4-9)
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasiun
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (12-3) v. St. Joseph's (2-13)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasiun
Hartford, Connecticut
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History versus WNE: Trinity is 5-2 versus Western New England all-time dating back to the 1995-96 season.

Last meeting against the Golden Bears: The two teams last played during the 2009-10 season when the Bantams came away with a 70-59 victory in the second game of the season.

History versus MCLA: This is the first-ever matchup between the two programs.

History versus St. Joseph's: Trinity is 2-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles, since the 2016-17 season.

Last meeting against the Golden Eagles: Trinity defeated St. Joseph's easily, 68-45 last season on Long Island.  

Game Notes:
- Trinity is second in the NESCAC in three-point shooting (.380), is third in assists (16.3 apg) and fourth in steals (10.0 spg), and is creating 18.4 turnovers per contest (3rd in NESCAC). The Bantams are holding opponents to a dismal 24.8% mark from beyond the arc (1st in NESCAC) and are third in the conference with a +12.9 rebounding margin.

- Junior Peace Kabari averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Bantams. She poured in 20 points and added 12 rebounds in Trinity's victory against Colby. She is second in the NESCAC with 4.5 assists per game and leads the league with 2.3 steals per game while pulling down 6.9 boards per contest (6th in NESCAC). 

- Senior Courtney Erickson leads the team in scoring, averaging 10.9 points per game. Erickson turned in a season-high 20 points versus Colby on Saturday to go along with four rebounds and three assists. She ranks ninth in the NESCAC in rebounding, averaging 6.5 per game.

- Senior Becky Reifler is second in the conference in three-point shooting (.474) and one of four Bantams, along with Kabari, Erickson and senior co-captain Erin Cunningham (10.7 ppg), to average double figures (10.3 ppg). Reifler is also ninth in the conference with a 2.3 assist to turnover ratio while sophomore Allie Morin is eighth (2.2 a/to). Cunningham also is one of the league's best from beyond the arc, connecting on 45.6% of her threes (6th in NESCAC). 

- Wednesday's game at WNE is the last road game before a five-game homestand. The Bantams play all home games before a February 3 matchup on the road at Connecticut College.