This Week: The Trinity College women's basketball program sees a pivotal weekend ahead of them, hitting the road once more for two NESCAC contests. The Bantams will travel to the #1 team in the country in Tufts, and will look to hand the Jumbos its first loss of the season before traveling to Bates Saturday afternoon. The Bantams are currently tied with Amherst for fourth in the NESCAC, and will look to stay near the top four after a tough weekend ahead.
Trinity (15-5) vs. #1 Tufts (20-0)
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Cousens Gymnasium — Medford, Mass.
Series History: The Jumbos have held the upper hand against Trinity, holding a 15-21 overall record since 1984-85.
Recent History: Tufts has taken the recent contests, but Trinity has played the Jumbos tough in the past two years; last season, the team lost 60-48 at home.
Trinity (15-5) vs. Bates (9-10)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Alumni Gymnasium — Lewiston, Maine
Series History: Since 1978-79 Trinity holds an 11-22 record against the Bobcats.
Recent History: Last season, the Bantams stole a home contest against Bates, winning 59-49; Trinity will look to make it three-straight against the Bobcats this weekend.
Notes and Numbers:
- Former NESCAC Player of the Week Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) has exploded in the second half of the season. The senior leads the team in pointer per game (12.5), leads the league in steals per game (2.8), and is fifth in the NESCAC in rebounds per game (7.8). Last weekend, she posted a season-high 26 points, going 10-19 from the floor and 3-5 from beyond the arc in Trinity's setback at Williams. She was additionally honored this week as a member the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Week honor roll.
- The Bantam are averaging just over 40% from the floor this season, scoring 64.4 points per game.
- Trinity is third in the league in blocks per game with 4.3; sophomore Elizabeth Althoff (Staten Island, N.Y.) accounts for 2.1 per game, and is second on the NESCAC leaderboard.