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Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball team enters the final week of the regular season with an 18-4 record after picking up a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) wins last weekend over Wesleyan and Connecticut College, respectively. The Bantams travel to Maine on Friday for a 7 p.m. matchup at Bates before ending the regular season on Sunday at No. 3 Tufts.  

Match-ups:
Trinity (18-4) at Bates (10-11)
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Alumni Gymnasium
Lewiston, Maine
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Trinity (18-4) at Tufts (20-2)
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Cousens Gymnasium
Medfield, Massachusetts
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History versus Bates: Trinity is 10-22 versus Bates all-time, dating back to the 1978-79 season.

Last meeting against the Bobcats: Trinity throttled the Bobcats, 70-50, last winter in Hartford towards the end of the regular season.  

History versus Tufts: Trinity is 15-20 versus the Jumbos since the first-ever matchup during the 1984-85 season.

Last meeting against the Jumbos: Trinity fell to Tufts, 59-40, last season at home. 

Game Notes:
- Trinity leads the NESCAC in three-point shooting (.376), is third in assists (16.4 apg) and in steals (9.6 spg), and is creating 17.9 turnovers per contest (3rd in NESCAC). The Bantams are holding opponents to a dismal 26.0% mark from beyond the arc (2nd in NESCAC) and are second in the conference with a +12.1 rebounding margin. 

- Junior Peace Kabari was named NESCAC Player of the Week and NEWBA Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 28 points and adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block against Wesleyan. Versus Connecticut College, she had 16 points, 13 boards, five assists, five steals, and two blocks. She finished 17-for-31 (54.8%) from the field in the two wins and averaged 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks. Kabari is sixth in the NESCAC in rebounding (6.9 rpg), first in steals (2.5 spg) and second in assists (4.1 apg). 

- Senior co-captain Erin Cunningham leads the league in three-point shooting (.478, 7th in nation) and is third on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg). Classmate Becky Reifler is fifth in the NESCAC in three-point shooting (.442) while sophomore Allie Morin is fourth in the conference with a 2.6 assist to turnover ratio. Rookie Elizabeth Althoff also appears in the top-ten in the conference in assists to turnover ratio (2.0). 

- Senior Courtney Erickson poured in 23 points and added ten rebounds in Trinity's win over Connecticut College for her second double-double of the season. Erickson leads the team in scoring (11.8 ppg) and is tenth in the NESCAC in rebounding, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game. 

- First-year Bailey Hyland scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting against the Cardinals. Hyland added seven rebounds while classmate Katie Kirsch set career-highs with ten boards and a pair of blocks in Trinity's victory over Wesleyan.