Trinity tops DePauw 72-66
Greencastle, Ind. (1-17-03) - Visiting Trinity used full-court pressure to force the Tigers into 16 first-half turnovers and held on in the closing minutes for a 72-66 win over DePauw.
DePauw, ranked 19th in the latest D3hoops.com poll, slipped to 11-3 overall and 3-1 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, while Trinity improved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the SCAC. The loss snapped six-game win streak and their 13-game home string and was their first SCAC home loss since the end of the 2000-01 season.
Trinity jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first eight minutes of the game, before DePauw went on a 13-2 run to close the gap to take a 15-14 lead with 8:28 left in the first half. Trinity scored the next six and took the lead for good.
The visitors extended their 11-point halftime lead to 13 early in the second half before DePauw gradually chipped away. A pair of three-pointers from Sarah Zondor brought DePauw to within two at 53-51 with 10:50 remaining, but Trinity scored six straight to push the lead to eight.
That margin eventually reached 11 at 64-53 with 6:06 left.
An 8-2 DePauw run made it 66-61 with just over two minutes to play, but the hosts got no closer than four in the final minute.
Zondor led DePauw with a career-high 14, while Amy Argetsinger added 11 and Dana Ferguson 10. Megan Selmon came off the bench to score 18 for Trinity, while Claire Allan and Melissa Carl added 12 apiece and Allison Wooley chipped in 10.
DePauw hosts Southwestern on Sunday at 2 p.m.