Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s basketball team got its first taste of NESCAC action Thursday evening, leading the entire evening en route to a 60-38 victory at Connecticut College. Although the game was against a league opponent, the win for the Bantams (7-1) does not count toward its NESCAC record, with the two teams squaring off again inside Oosting Gymnasium for a NESCAC battle on January 25.
First-year Bria Fuller (Springdale, Md.) posted her fifth double-digit performance of the season, finishing the evening with a game-high 17 points while going seven-for-twelve from the floor. Sophomore Elizabeth Althoff (Staten Island, N.Y.) was right behind Fuller, shooting five-of-seven from the floor for 13 points.
The Bantams never lost control of the game, setting the pace from the opening tip. After trading buckets through the opening minutes of the first quarter, the Bantams used two buckets from Althoff and first-year Madison Stevens (Burlington, Conn.) to take a five-point advantage. Two more from Stevens and Fuller at the end of the quarter made it 18-8, and the Bantams continued that pace into halftime leading 28-17.
The third quarter began slow, and the Camels cut the lead to as much as five points, but couldn’t gain a lead. After taking a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Bantams saw baskets from senior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) and sophomore Bailey Hyland (Broad Brook, Conn.) to extend the lead to 20, ultimately putting the game out of reach.
Nine scorers found their way into the box score for the Bantams, with the starting five accounting for 50 of the team’s 60 points. Sophomore Emily O’Sullivan (North Reading, Mass.) paced the Camels offensively, coming off the bench to score 14 of the team’s 38 points.
The Bantams close out the 2019 calendar on Saturday, December 7, hosting Stevens for a 1 p.m. tip-off. The team will be hosting its annual “Toys for Tots” toy drive, with fans encouraged to bring new, unwrapped gifts to the game.