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Time for Redemption

Tigers v CCNY

Tigers v CCNY

After a strong 3-0 start the Tigers struggle to come up with a win as they lose four games in a row. The last two wins for the Tigers were Central Penn 52-28 and a close game against PSU Mont Alto 59-56.

The Tigers losses statistically have been a result of a low shooting percentage and higher than normal turnover rate. I was able to bring in Senior Guard, Kiana Graves to share some insight on what she thought contributed to the changes in the Tigers game and how they planned to improve.

I started by asking Kiana, “What has been the difference in the first three games and the last four games?” She stated, “The difference has been stamina with our small roster and I think we dug ourselves into a hole not only with our losses but mentally after winning three game following by losing four games in a row.

I followed by asking, “As a senior guard for Tigers what type of changes will the tigers need to make to end the losing streak?” Kiana said, “We need to put together a full forty minutes of basketball; we usually have a strong start but once we get tired we stop playing our game and make bad decisions with the ball.”

I said to Kiana, “There are two games left before winter break. How do you see the Tigers competitively against WAU (6-5) and MACU (3-4)?” She responded by saying, “For Washington Adventist we have to come out playing hard and our game which is smart basketball no matter their record. For MACU we can’t come out underestimating the opponent again no matter their record.”

Lastly, I had to ask the senior about the Tigers stats these last few games when I asked her did she have any comment on it she said, “It’s been hard with a lot of injuries and a short bench but I mostly think people are mentally checked out after losing and finals week is hunting us. So, there are many factors.”

We appreciate the inside scoop from the Senior Guard, Kiana Graves and hope that the Tigers win their two final games before the winter break. Good luck to the Tigers as finals week is approaching.

The Tiger will face Washington Adventist University on the Shock’s home court Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7 PM.

Follow Trinity Athletics on Twitter @TrinityDCTigers for game footage, photos, and updates.

Edited: December 4th, 2017

Player Highlight: King #24

Junior, Alyssa King

Junior, Alyssa King

Name: Alyssa King

Year: Junior

Major: Occupational Therapy/ Human Relations

Something other than your sport you’re passionate about: Dance

Favorite professional sports team: Lakers

Ice bath or hot tub: Hot Tub

Apple or HP: Apple

Favorite movie genre: Horror

Something the Trinity Community doesn’t know about you: I won Prom Queen

Edited: November 30th, 2017

A Fresh Start for Trinity Basketball

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Tigers huddle during timeout.

The Trinity Tigers start their season off with a win in an exhibition game against the College of Southern MD. Last season the Tigers struggled winning only 5 of their 19 games. With the Tigers facing many of the same teams this season they plan to seek redemption.

Trinity basketball coaching staff had many difficult decisions to make regarding the game plan going into the scrimmage with #12 for the College of Southern MD scoring 41 points earlier that week and the Tigers only having four returning players to start the new season.

The Tigers proved to have the winning strategy playing an aggressive defense protecting the three-point line and outrebounding the Hawks defensively. On the offensive end Senior, Kiana Graves had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as well as Senior, Zuri Wells with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman, Londyn Wooten also contributed a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The final score for the game was 62-59.

The Tigers travel to their first away game against Central Penn on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00PM in PA. Meet us back at home for our home-opener against PSU Mont Alto on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM. Pregame festivities for the home-opener will start at 5PM outside of the Trinity Center.  Follow Trinity Athletics on Twitter @TrinityDCTigers for game footage, photos, and updates.

Edited: November 13th, 2017

Hayes Earns All D3 Independent

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Washington, DC-  Trinity Tiger Blessing Hayes earned a spot on the All D3 Independent First Team.  Hayes, a senior, led the D3 Independents in offensive rebounds (5.4), defensive rebounds (8.6) and rebounds per game (14). She is number two in D3 Independents for steals per game (3) and fifth for points per game (17).

 

All of the AD3I All-Independent honorees can be found at www.d3independents.org.

Edited: March 14th, 2017

Tigers Win on Senior Night

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Washington, DC- The Trinity Tigers pulled off a win tonight on Senior Night, beating Christendom College 47-38.

Senior Blessing Hayes ended her career at Trinity with a phenomenal game. Hayes tallied an incredible 22 points, 26 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals.

Senior Brittney Forgy had a great game as well posting 14 points, four rebounds, one block and three steals. Kiana Graves added seven points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and six steals to the win.

The Tigers end the season with a 5-19 record.

Edited: February 27th, 2017

Trinity Handles MACU, 63-44

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Washington, DC- The Tigers dominated the Mid Atlantic Christian University Mustangs at home Friday night winning 63-44.

Two Trinity players, Blessing Hayes and Alyssa King earned double-doubles. Hayes tallied 10 rebounds, 13 points, nine assists and four steals while King posted 10 rebounds, 12 points and four assists. Kiana Graves added nine rebounds, 10 points, four assists and two steals for the Tigers.

The Tigers outscored the Mustangs every quarter and out shot MACU with a field goal percentage of 41.8 to 24.2 respectively.

The Tigers return to action Monday, February 6th at Central Penn College with a 7pm tip off.

Edited: February 5th, 2017

Tigers Push Past Crusaders

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Washington, DC- The Trinity Tigers pulled off a victory last night against the Christendom winning 61-59. The win breaks a three game losing streak for the Tigers.

Alyssa King led the Tigers in points with 18, nine of those coming from three pointers. King also added 2 rebounds and one steal. Kiana Graves tallied 16 points, six rebounds, two blocks, three steals and an assist.

Trinity senior captain Blessing Hayes posted a double-double earning an incredible 18 rebounds and 12 points. Hayes also added seven steals, eight assists and a block.

Trinity started off rocky ending the first quarter down by 14 points. The Tigers picked up speed second quarter trailing by only six at halftime. Second half the Tigers came out strong outscoring the Crusaders 37-29, which turned out to be enough to pull off the victory.

The Tigers return to action at home against Mid Atlantic Christian University Friday, February 3rd with a 7pm tip-off.

Edited: January 31st, 2017

Tigers Earn Their Fist Win of the Season

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Washington, DC-The Trinity Tigers got their first win tonight against Cedar Crest pulling off a 58-57 upset.

Junior Zuri Wells scored the winning basket and earned a double-double posting 13 rebounds and 10 points. Wells also added two blocks and one steal.

Junior Shamara Bell tallied 18 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one block. Blessing Hayes added 14 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers play tomorrow versus Eastern Mennonite at Trinity. Tip-off is set for 1:00pm.

Edited: December 9th, 2016

Richey Earns Major Award From AD3I

Washington, DC -  Trinity Washington University Women’s Basketball freshman India Richey  was selected as the Rookie of the Year for the Association of Division 3 Independents.  Richey tallied 6 points and 9 rebounds per game for the season.

Junior Blessing Hayes, freshman Takela Barnes, and sophomore Kiana Graves received Association of Division 3 Independents honors as well. Hayes and Barnes both earned spots on the All-Independent Frist Team, and Graves clenched a spot on the All-Independent Second Team.

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Edited: March 18th, 2016

Tigers Basketball Wraps up a Winning Season

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Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team ended their season on Monday evening with a winning 11-8 record; this is an improvement from last year’s 10-5 record.

The team finished off the 2015-16 season with multiple DIII Independent rankings. The Tigers came in first for rebounds per game, averaging 45.5. Additionally, Trinity came in second in points per game and points per game allowed, tallying 59.3 and 60.5 respectively.

Junior Blessing Hayes earned several individual rankings in the DIII Independents. Hayes is ranked third in points per game averaging 17.1. The junior also ranked second in rebounds per game averaging 10.6.

With Head Coach Kim Atkinson returning for her third season, and the team only losing one senior, the outlook for the Tigers 2016-17 season is bright.

Edited: February 24th, 2016