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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 5-14 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

Tigers Lose in Gallaudet Holiday Tournament Championship

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Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University basketball team lost 75-43 against Delaware Valley University on Saturday afternoon in the tournament finals.

The Tigers drop to 4-5 while the Aggies improve 3-7. In Friday’s first round Trinity defeated Gallaudet University, 55-46 and Delaware Valley defeated Catholic 64-63 in overtime.

Trinity was down 19-7 after the first quarter. The Tigers began the second quarter with a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to three (19-16) with five minutes on the clock. The Aggies drained a three with seven seconds remaining, leading 29-21 at half.

The Tigers had a rough time keeping up with the Aggies second half getting outscored 46-22. This solidified the win for the Aggies.

Freshman Whitney Hall ended the game with 15 points and added five rebounds. Hayes tallied 12 points and grabbed three rebounds. Alyssa King totaled nine points and Asha Curry added seven rebounds.

Freshman Alyssa King and Junior Camileia Collier made the All-Tournament team for Trinity, and D. Skedzielewski and E. Anastasi for Delaware Valley.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday, January 16th against Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. Tip-off is 12pm.

Edited: December 13th, 2015

Hayes Named Student Athlete of the Month for Association of DIII Independents

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basketball team!OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Association of Division III Independents named Trinity Washington University women’s basketball forward Blessing Hayes, its Female Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of November.

Hayes is a junior from Washington, D.C. The junior started off her season averaging 17.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per game on efficient 48.8 percent shooting from the floor as Trinity picked up a pair of wins in November. The junior began the 2015-16 campaign with a 22-point, 13-rebound outing in a 65-61 win over Penn State-Mont Alto on November 13th. Hayes scored in double figures in all five games for Trinity in the month and finished with three double-doubles. The forward capped off a strong month with a 23-point effort on a blistering 68.8 percent (11-of-16) shooting day against Penn State Brandywine on November 24th and currently ranks third in the Association in both points and rebounds per game.

 

Edited: December 9th, 2015

Basketball Beats PSU Mont Alto in Season Opener

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Washington, DC- The Trinity women’s basketball team earned their first win of the season in the home opener, defeating PSU Mont Alto, 65-61, Friday afternoon in the Trinity Center.

Junior Blessing Hayes led the squad earning a double double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Camileia Collier and India Richey each tallied nine points and earned eight and seven rebounds respectively. Asha Curry scored seven points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Kiana Graves added eight points and nine rebounds.

Trinity was down 47-43 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers never quit, and it proved to be enough as they outscored the Lady Lions 22-14 in the fourth to earn the victory.

The Tigers return to action Monday, November 16th as they host Christendom at the Trinity Center in Washington, DC at 7:00pm.

Edited: November 13th, 2015

Trinity Tiger Profile

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Written by Asha Curry

Kiana Graves is a freshman here at Trinity Washington University. She was born is Westchester, Pennsylvania and was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Kiana plays basketball here at Trinity. Graves plans to graduate from the Nursing program in 2018.  After graduation, she would like to become either an emergency room nurse, or a nurse anesthetist.

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

A: I’d like to work in a hospital as either an ER nurse or a nurse anesthetist. I also look forward to the possibility having a family and being married.

Q: Do you have any talents besides playing basketball?

A: I like to think that I can sing, although I can’t so it is not really a talent.

Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?

A: My mother because even when she doesn’t have, she still finds a way to give to me and my siblings.

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

A: Umm I like to workouts sometimes and listening to music. I don’t really do much.

Q: How long have you been playing sports?

A: I started playing basketball when I was five. I played volleyball in middle school, and participated in track & field and hockey in high school.

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

A: The friendships I have made. Before basketball season I didn’t really have any friends here at Trinity; now I have quite a few!

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: Cup of Noodles

Q: Who is you favorite professor here at Trinity?

A: Professor Sheridan would have to be my favorite professor; he’s great at teaching. He builds a bond with his students that will make you love math!

Q: Who is your favorite cartoon character?

A: SpongeBob SquarePants; because he’s funny.

Q: What is something weird “quirky” about you?

A: I think I’m pretty weird myself, does that count?

Edited: March 9th, 2015