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Hayes of Trinity Collects Weekly Women’s Basketball Award

blessingCourtesy of GSAC Sports Info

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the winter sports Player of the Week for all contests played December 1 – 7 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington claimed the weekly honor.

GSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Blessing Hayes of Trinity

Sophomore Blessing Hayes had a great week for the Tigers to propel them to a 2-1 overall record. In a narrow 5-point loss, Hayes tallied 17 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists against PSU Mont Alto.  Then she garnered eight points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for Trinity in their runaway win over Bryn Mawr.  At the Gallaudet Tournament, Hayes posted 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 steals against Valley Forge to earn her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. For the week she averaged 14.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Edited: December 10th, 2014

Basketball Takes Third in Gallaudet Tournament

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team took third in the Annual Gallaudet Tournament this past weekend.  The Tigers lost their game on Friday 69-62 against Howard Community College and beat University of Valley Forge 67-57 on Saturday to clench third place.

Senior captain Myeesha Green and Sophomore Blessing Hayes dominated for the Tigers.  Green posted a total 33 points, 16 rebounds, nine steals, and eight assists for the weekend.  Hayes tallied a total of 37 points, 31 rebounds, five steals and three assists.  Hayes’ performance earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team.

The team will return to action on the road Saturday, December 13th, playing College of Notre Dame Maryland.  Tip off is set for 2pm.

Edited: December 8th, 2014

Trinity Crushes Christendom

 

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Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their second straight game last night beating Christendom 74-47.  The Tigers took the lead in the third minute and kept it throughout the entire game.

Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals.  Senior Shelby Swann showed her experience posting 12 points, five rebounds, nine steals, and seven assists.  Senior Myesha Green tallied 14 points, six rebounds, five steals, and three assists.

The Tigers strong defense forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over 37 times and earned 22 steals.  Trinity is now second in the GSAC tallying 17 steals per game.

Trinity will return to action December 1st playing PSU Mont-Alto away.  Tip-off is set for 6pm.

Edited: November 20th, 2014

Tigers Dominate Home Opener

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their first game of the season Saturday afternoon, beating PSU-York 62-42.  The Tigers were only up by four at half time, but came out strong second half to pull off the 20 point win.

Sophomore Camileia Collier dominated the game for the Tigers.  Collier tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and four assists.  Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and one steal.  Senior captains Shelby Swann and Myesha Green also made an impact for the Tigers.  Green posted 15 points, four rebounds, and one steal.  Swann earned seven points, eight assists, three steals, and five rebounds.

Trinity outshot and out rebounded PSU-York 37% to 29.2% and 56 to 37 respectively.   The Tigers shot 66.7% from the free throw line and 28.6% fro the 3-point.

The Tigers will return to action Wednesday, November 19th at home against Christendom.  Tip off is set for 7pm.

Edited: November 17th, 2014

Student Athlete of the Week

AshaSenior Asha Curry plays volleyball and basketball at Trinity.  She was born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland.  Asha is a Communications Major who has hopes of becoming a Sports Broadcaster.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A: Umm…. 10 years from now I will be 31.  I would like to have my dream job as a sports broadcaster.  Hopefully I will be settled down and married to the perfect husband.  I would like to have two kids, a boy and a girl.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: Hidden talents??  That is a hard question.  I am ambidextrous and I can put my leg behind my head.  Besides that IDK (laughs out loud).

Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?

A: I would have to say my mother.  My mom is very hard on me.  At times I get frustrated, but then I realize that’s her way of showing that she cares and that she believes in me.

Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?

A: Hmmmm… I like to do a lot of things, but most of all I love being around children.  Sometimes my old boss at will call me and ask me if I can cover a shift or two at the day camp.  I love it; sometimes I do it for free.  I also like to spend time with my sister.  She’s getting to that age where it is possible for her to be influenced by the wrong crowd.  I just love to be around her, and to give her sisterly advice.

Q: How long have you been playing sports?

A: ALL OF MY LIFE!  I’ve always been active in some shape or form.  I started with dance, and then went to cheerleading.  After that, I moved on to volleyball and Double Dutch.  A few years later I started playing basketball.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?

A: I really love the vibe from the players and the coaches.  There is no pressure; I like the fact that I can go out there have fun, and play with my teammates.

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: I don’t have a favorite midnight snack.  My snacking ranges from cookies and chips to fruit.

Q: What is your favorite class here at Trinity?

A: This semester I don’t have a favorite class (LOL).  However, the one class I liked the most was my Interpersonal Communications class.  Professor Perita Carpenter taught the class.

Q: Who is your favorite super hero?

A: I really like Batman.  Not the cartoon, but the movie! OMGHHHHHHH the movie The Dark Night was amazing, full of nonstop action!

Edited: October 22nd, 2014

Women’s Basketball Interest Meeting

WANT TO BE A TRINITY TIGER?

 

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COME TO THE TRINITY BASKETBALL INTEREST MEETING

DATE: TUESDAY, OCT. 7TH

TIME: 4:30PM

LOCATION: TRINITY CENTER LOBBY

For more information contact Amy Olson olsona@trinitydc.edu

 

Edited: October 6th, 2014

Trinity Student-Athletes Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Washington, DC-   The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.

Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another.  Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”

The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October.  Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.

Edited: October 6th, 2014

Brown, Hayes, and Swann Receive GSAC Honors

Story from the Great South Athletic Conference Office.

bless copyThe Great South Athletic Conference held it’s winter banquet in Washington, D.C. tonight to honor the All-Conference award winners of the 2013-14 women’s basketball season.

Highlighting the awards ceremony was Salem’s Satavia Taylor accepting Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. Trinity Washington’s Blessing Hayes claimed Freshman of the Year status while head coach Doug Carter of Maine-Presque Isle collected the Coach of the Year designation from his peers.

A total of 19 student-athletes earned recognition as Academic All-Conference members. Here’s the complete list of recipients.

Satavia Taylor (pictured at right), a senior guard / forward from Chicago, Ill., won her second straight GSAC Player of the Year award after guiding the Spirits to a 19-4 record and the top seed in the conference tournament. There’s little Taylor doesn’t do on the court, as evidenced by her league leading 23.3 points per game to go along with a conference-tops in blocked shots with 48. Adding to Taylor’s legend were her league-best field goals made (200), three-pointers made (65), and her top-5 conference rank in major categories like rebounds (8.8 per game) and steals (3.2 per game).

Blessing Hayes, a freshman forward from Washington, D.C., enjoyed a stellar first-year campaign that saw her ranked among the league-leaders in several major categories. Hayes averaged a double-double a game, displaying her workmanlike efforts around the glass with an average of 11.5 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her points average and field goal percentage (40.7) both ranked 12th in the conference and her rebounding prowess was only topped by one player in the league. The Tigers certainly look forward to a future with Hayes in the everyday fold.

Maine-Presque Isle Head Coach Doug Carter guided the Owls to a 17-6 overall record and the fourth seed in the GSAC Tournament in his first year at the helm of the Owls’ program. Carter joined the Owls in September from University of the Cumberlands (UC). During the past two seasons under Carter’s guidance, UC was ranked nationally as high as #5 in NAIA Division I Basketball, winning the regular season and Mid-South Conference (MSC) championships in 2012. During that span, UC beat fourteen teams ranked in the NAIA top 25 and this past season, UC lost in the NAIA National Championship Tournament to the eventual National Champions, Westmont College, 63-58.

All-Conference Team

Morgan Cooper of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Hailey Gervais of Finlandia
Olivia McNally of Maine-Presque Isle
Ari DeJesus of Pine Manor
Alexis Lee of Pine Manor
Jasmine Shabazz of Salem
Satavia Taylor of Salem
Ashley Brown of Trinity Washington
Jasmine Davis of Wesleyan

All-Freshman Team

Care Bacon of Agnes Scott
Kristin Thompson of Maine-Presque Isle
Jayva Johnson of Pine Manor
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington

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Edited: March 2nd, 2014

Tigers Lose Heartbreaker in Semifinal

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JamilaWashington, DC - The Tigers fought hard this afternoon, but came up short of a win losing to Pine Manor in the GSAC semifinal  ( 85-77 ).

Tiger Juniors Ashely Brown, Myesha Green and Freshman Jamila Williams all earned double-doubles in this afternoons game against the Gators.  Brown scored 21 points and posted 14 rebounds, Green scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Williams posted 15 points and 12 rebounds.

For Pine Manor, Jayva Johnson hit a double-double earning 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Alexis Lee posted 20 points.

Trinity shot 36.5 from the floor, 36.4 from the arc, and 58.3 from the line, which were all big improvements from yesterdays quarterfinal game.  With the lead changing four times during the game, Trinity put up quite a fight against number two seed Pine Manor.

This ends the season for the Tigers as they go out with a record of 9-10.  Tomorrow’s GSAC final will be held at 1pm at the Trinity Center as Pine Manor and Salem College battle for the 2014 GSAC title.

Edited: March 1st, 2014

Trinity Upsets Finlandia in Quarterfinal Winning 68-67

 

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photo copyWashington, DC - The Tigers win their first conference championship game this afternoon defeating number three ranked Finlandia (68-67).

The win came from a tremendous team effort as five of Trinity’s seven players scored in the double digits.  Junior, Ashley Brown led the Tigers earning a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.  Nationally ranked Freshman, Blessing Hayes posted 17 rebounds and earned 11 points.

For Finlandia, Marissa Burke posted an incredible 25 points and 15 rebounds, while teammate Brierra Ruska hit 21 points.

Fourteen minutes into the game, Trinity took the lead 11-9 and didn’t give it up the rest of the game allowing Finlandia to tie it up only three times.  Trinity shot 36.6 percent from the floor, 29.6 percent from the arc, 42.1 percent from the line.

Trinity will play the winner of quarterfinal game three (Pine Manor vs Wesleyan) at 3pm tomorrow afternoon for the semi-final.

 

 

Edited: February 28th, 2014