Basketball v Christendom Final Game 57-39 W

February 19th, 2018
Women's Basketball 2017-2018

Women’s Basketball 2017-2018

The Tigers won their final game of the season against the Christendom College Crusaders (5-12). This win broke the 1-1 game split with the Tigers winning the last two games of the series. Not to mention the Tigers celebrated the last time seniors Zuri Wells and Kiana Graves would play for Trinity Washington University.

As for the game stats, the Tigers fell behind in the first quarter 9-12 to the Crusaders shooting only 14.8%. After gaining the led in the second quarter the Tigers never looked back outscoring the Crusaders 15-8 bringing the halftime score to 24-20. Coming out of halftime the Tigers shot 50% from the floor to hold the led. In the fourth quarter the Tigers aggressive defense caused the Crusaders to shoot just 21.4%.

Players to watch in this game were the freshman guard-post duo Amaya Webb and Jayla Brown-Thomas who led the team in points. Amaya Webb scored 14 points, 4 assists and 3 steals for the game while Jayla Brown-Thomas scored 21 points and posted 7 rebounds.

The Tigers outscored the Crusaders 57-39 as well as forced 39 turnovers for the game!

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Tigers Win against MACU 80-73 W

February 2nd, 2018
Tigers Forward, Londyn Wooten

Tigers Forward, Londyn Wooten

After struggling through a lengthy losing streak the Tigers brought home a win Friday, February 3, 2018. The Tigers comeback win against Mid-Atlantic Christian University (6-14) was thrilling to watch! The Tigers battled from behind most of the game. In the 3rd quarter with 2:21 left the score was 41-58 with MACU holding the lead. The tigers began to swing the ball more effectively on offense and tightened up their man to man defense. This led to a 4th quarter lead of 68-59 with 3:15 on the clock. The last 12 minutes of the game the Tigers went on a 39-15 run to seal the deal against MACU.

The win against MACU was not only a team success but an individual achievement for many of the Trinity players. Four Tigers surpassed their career highs during Friday night’s game! Senior, Zuri Well posted a career high double-double scoring 21 point and 18 rebounds. Freshman, Londyn Wooten also posted a career high double-double with 16 point and 16 rebounds. Jayla Brown-Thomas scored a career high 16 points. Last but not least Junior, Alyssa King scored a career high 18 points.

The Tigers plan to capitalize on the win and take this momentum into their next game on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at University of Valley Forge!

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Player Highlight: Webb #13

January 16th, 2018
Guard, Amaya Webb

Guard, Amaya Webb

Name: Amaya Webb

Year: Freshman

Major: Undecided for now but I’m thinking of going into journalism with a minor in business

Hometown: Baltimore

Favorite basketball move: Finger Roll

Sour or Sweet: Sour

Water or Gatorade: Gatorade

Would you rather win a championship or win an MVP trophy: Another championship, I actually won a high school state championship!


Time for Redemption

December 4th, 2017
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.

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Player Highlight: King #24

November 30th, 2017
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