SEGUIN, Texas - Trinity's Abby Holland set a new SCAC tournament single-game scoring record with 38 points and the top-seeded Tigers faced down a strong challenge from fifth-seeded Colorado College to take a 65-61 victory in Saturday's first women's semifinal of the 2019 SCAC Basketball Tournament. Official Tournament Website | Post-game Interview w/Trinity
Trinity didn't take its first lead until the 2:23 mark of the third quarter and needed all of Holland's record-setting performance to advance to tomorrow's championship game.
- Colorado College led by 12 with 2:06 remaining in the first half, but a late Trinity run cut the CC lead to 30-24 at the break.
- Trinity outscored Colorado College, 21-13, in the third quarter and led 45-43 heading into the final quarter.
- CC took its final lead at 59-58 with 1:44 remaining but Holland scored the next six points to give Trinity a lead it would not relinquish.
- Only three players for Trinity had a made field goal in the game - Holland (15), Hailey Coleman (6) and Rachel Chavez (4).
- After shooting 32.3 percent in the first half, Trinity heated up to shoot 51.7 percent in the second half and finished the game at 40.3 percent (25-62).
- Colorado College shot 33.9 percent (21-62) for the game.
- Trinity forced CC into 21 turnovers and won the points off of battle, 21-9.
- Abby Holland: 38 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals
- Hailey Coleman: 14 points, 3 rebounds
- Rachel Chavez: 11 points, 6 rebounds
- Jordan Metzler: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
- Jade Odom: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals
- Nia Duplain: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
- Holland broke the previous SCAC tournament scoring record which was set 12 years ago today by Oglethorpe's Anna Findley. Findley poured in 37 points in a quarterfinal victory over Southwestern in 2007.
- Holland also broke the single-game record for field goals made with 15, besting the 13 by former TU Tiger Tara Rhode against DePauw in the 2005 title game.
- The two battled in the semifinal round last year as Trinity beat CC on its home floor, 76-70.
- With the victory, Trinity advances to its seventh-straight SCAC title game. The Tigers are attempting to win their fourth straight tournament title - which would be a first in the modern SCAC tournament era (2003 to present).
- Over that streak, Trinity's four-point win is its tightest margin of victory in those previous semifinal appearances.
- Trinity has now won its last seven games.
- Colorado College ends its season with a 12-14 mark.
Trinity (22-4) advances to take on the winner of Austin College and Texas Lutheran tomorrow at Noon CT in the 2019 women's title game. Over its current consecutive championship game streak, the Tigers are 4-2, and in all, Trinity has played in 11 of the previous 16 title games posting a 6-5 mark in those appearances.