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Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball team improved to 15-3 overall after picking up a trio of blowout non-conference victories last week. This week, Trinity returns to New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action with a Friday night matchup at home versus Williams, followed by a Sunday afternoon tilt at home versus Middlebury. The Bantams will honor the team's seniors before Sunday's game as part of Senior Day.

Match-ups:
Trinity (15-3) v. Williams (8-9)
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (15-3) v. Middlebury (15-2)
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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History versus Williams: Trinity is 12-30 versus Williams all-time, dating back to the 1975-76 season.

Last meeting against the Ephs: Williams defeated the Bantams, 52-44 last season in Williamstown.

History versus Middlebury: Trinity is 10-15 versus the Panthers since the first-ever matchup during the 1993-94 season.

Last meeting against the Panthers: Trinity fell to Middlebury, 62-50, last winter in Vermont.  

Game Notes:
- Trinity leads the NESCAC in three-point shooting (.392), is third in assists (17.0 apg) and in steals (10.1 spg), and is creating 18.3 turnovers per contest (3rd in NESCAC). The Bantams are holding opponents to a dismal 24.7% mark from beyond the arc (1st in NESCAC) and are second in the conference with a +14.0 rebounding margin. Trinity set a new program record with 32 assist in Friday night's win over MCLA and also tied the team record for blocks in a game (8). 

- Junior Peace Kabari is second in the NESCAC with 4.1 assists per game and leads the league with 2.3 steals per game while pulling down 6.6 boards per contest (8th in NESCAC). Kabari is third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.3 points per game on 48.9% shooting. 

- Senior Courtney Erickson leads the team in scoring, averaging 10.7 points per game. Erickson scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting versus St. Joseph's, the 11th time this winter she has finished in double-figures. She ranks ninth in the NESCAC in rebounding, averaging 6.4 per game.

- Senior co-captain Erin Cunningham leads the league in three-point shooting (.489, T6th in nation) and is second on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg). Classmate Becky Reifler is third in the NESCAC in three-point shooting (.471) and also tied with sophomore Allie Morin for ninth in the conference with a 2.3 assist to turnover ratio.  

- Trinity's game against St. Joseph's saw a handful of season and career marks. Sophomore Gabrielle Rogers scored a season-high ten points while junior Emily Peters tied a career-high with three of Trinity's eight blocks. Junior Devan Walsh and senior co-captain Meghan Collins each set career-high scoring marks with eight and seven points, respectively, as did first-year Elizabeth Althoff who turned in eight points, five rebounds and five assists.