Tigers rebound back from loss with big win over Trinity
Author: Carlton Garr/Wendy Reid
Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- After suffering their biggest defeat of the season a few nights ago, the Olivet Nazarene University women's basketball team walloped Trinity International University (Ill.) on their home court. The Tigers came away with a 116-69 win over the Trojans on Wednesday, Jan. 22, getting back into their routine of scoring big numbers. The victory keeps the Tigers in second place in the South Division of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and in fourth place overall as we head into the final stretch of the season.
At halftime, the score was 49-35 with the Tigers leading. The Tigers then exploded in the second half, scoring 67 points of their 116 points, while holding the Trojans to just 34 points. The Tigers had a easy time picking the pockets of the Trojans, finishing the night with 24 steals, while forcing the Trojans to commit 40 turnovers.
Olivet (14-7, 7-2) was led by a well rounded game from senior Malory Adam (Aurora, Ill.) who had 23 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Senior Taylor Haymes (Wentzville, Mo.) contributed 18 points and four steals. Four other Olivet players finished in double figures: sophomore Jessica Gerig (Stillman Valley, Ill) with 13 points, freshman Ashley Freeman (Hartford, Wis) added 12 points, and senior Miranda Geever (Moline, Ill) and sophomore Cortney Allenbaugh (Morton, Ill) both finished with 10 points.
The Tigers will travel to No. 22 Roosevelt University (Ill.) on Saturday, Jan. 25, in an important CCAC match-up. The Lakers are currently 7-3 in the conference and sit in third place in the North Division. The Tigers lost their previous two meetings with Roosevelt a year ago, 96-112 on the road on Nov. 24 and 88-92 in McHie Arena on Jan. 23.