SCAC Women's Basketball Recap - Week 2

SCAC Women's Basketball Recap - Week 2

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Seven of the league's nine women's basketball squads were in action this past week with three teams making their 2018-19 debuts.

Trinity began its season on Monday with a 91-73 home victory against Concordia (Texas), and then remained perfect it its first week of play with weekend victories at the McArthur Classic over Pacific Lutheran (66-57) and the host school Puget Sound (57-55). Junior forward Abby Holland posted back-to-back 22-point performances to average 19.0 points-per-game for Trinity while sophomore guard Jordan Rudd secured 15 rebounds over the three-game stretch. 

Austin College extended its winning streak to three in the new season adding victories over Millsaps (77-59) and Hendrix (65-54) at the SCAC/SAA Challenge on the campus of Hendrx. The Roos' were led by senior forward Bryce Frank who averaged 15.5 points-per-game and 8.5 rebounds-per-game. Senior guard Ann Savage also posted a 21-point performance against Millsaps.

Colorado College opened its season with a 67-53 win over Occidental on Friday. For the Tigers, sophomore classmates Jade Odom and McKenzee Gertz posted impressive performances with Odom collecting 20 points and nine rebounds and Gertz adding 18 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Nia Duplain had a double-double in the win with 15 points and 11 rebounds. On Saturday, the Tigers fell to Whittier, 55-43.

Texas Lutheran battled to a 53-50 ovetime victory over LeTourneau at the SCAC/ASC Challenge at East Texas Baptist on Saturday. In the win, senior guard Cami Davis scored 15 points and added four rebouds. The Bulldogs were defeated by the host school, ETBU, by a 71-52 score on Friday night. 

The women's basketball schedule continues on Tuesday when Colorado College, Schreiner, Texas Lutheran and Trinity all take the floor in non-conference play. 

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (19.0): Abby Holland, Trinity
Rebounds/game (12.0): Kayla Alvarado, Schreiner 
Assists/game (4.5): Casey Torbet, Colorado College; Addison Walling, Austin College
Steals/game (3.0): Jordan Rudd, Trinity; Tara Molina, Texas Lutheran
Blocks/game (1.5): Izzy Strigel, Colorado College
*FG percentage (66.7): Gabby Ivarra, Schreiner (4-6)
+FT percentage (100.0): Sam Henry, Trinity (8-8); Kacie West, Austin College (6-6) 
#3FG percentage (75.0): Josline Hernandez, Schreiner (3-4); Jordan Meltzer, Colorado College (2-3)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
Mon. 12 Concordia (Tex.) 73 Trinity (Tex.) 91 Final
Thu. 15 Louisiana Col. 79 Centenary (La.) 68 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) 40 Hardin-Simmons 62 Final
Fri. 16 Schreiner 47 LeTourneau 61 Final
  Texas Lutheran 52 East Tex. Baptist 71 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) 66 Pacific Lutheran 57 Final
  Occidental 53 Colorado College 67 Final
Sat. 17 LeTourneau 50 Texas Lutheran 53 Final - OT
  Austin College 77 Millsaps 59 Final
  Howard Payne 73 Southwestern (Tex.) 71 Final
  Centenary (La.) 68 Hendrix 75 Final
  Schreiner 38 East Tex. Baptist 55 Final
  Colorado College 43 Whittier 55 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) 57 Puget Sound 55 Final
Sun. 18 Centenary (La.) 53 Millsaps 72 Final
  Austin College 65 Hendrix 54 Final

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