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Quarterfinal Preview: #5 Women's Basketball at #4 Williams

Quarterfinal Preview: #5 Women's Basketball at #4 Williams

This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball program begins its quest for a league championship this weekend, traveling to Williams for the first round of the NESCAC Championship. The Bantams, ranked #5 in the league, will look for its first playoff win since the 2013-14 season against Connecticut College.

 

Saturday Matchup:

Trinity (16-8) vs. #4 Williams (17-7)

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3 p.m.

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Series History: The Bantams are 12-31 all time against the Ephs, dating back to the 1975-76 season.

Recent History: The two teams met up on February 1, with Williams coming away with an 83-76 home victory; the Ephs have taken the last three games by less than 10 points.

 

Notes and Numbers:

  • Senior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) netted her 1,000th-career point last Friday against Amherst. The senior currently leads the NESCAC in steals per game (2.8) and is fifth on the league leaderboard in rebounds per game (7.3).
  • Sophomore Elizabeth Althoff (Staten Island, N.Y.) sits second in the conference in blocked shots per game, averaging 2.0. She currently is averaging 8.9 points per game, shooting 45% from the floor for the Bantams.
  • First-year Bria Fuller (Springdale, Md.) continues to lead the team in points per game, averaging 12.4; she produced 27 points in last Friday's setback to Amherst before tacking on 17 points in a double-overtime win against Williams Saturday.
  • Althoff and Fuller had 13 points apiece, while Kabari recorded 26 in Trinity's setback to Williams earlier this season. The team shot 47% from the floor and 50% from beyond the arc. The Ephs saw a 30-point performance from Emily Chang, while Maggie Meehan and Mikaela Topper combined for 35 points.
  • Trinity will look for its first NESCAC playoff win since the 2013-14 season, where the program downed Connecticut College.