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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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.
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.
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.
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.