Natalia Lopez and Destiny Green were among the game’s leading scorers as the Lady Eagles battled their namesake from Pensacola Christian College in a South Region match-up at Trinity Baptist College Tuesday night. Trinity played solid basketball, but Pensacola came away with the win by a final score of 78-50.
Lopez was 5 for 12 (42%) from the field as she put up 15 points to tie for the game high. She hit 4 of 7 three-point attempts. Her eight rebounds also helped set up numerous scoring opportunities, and Trinity took advantage of them, especially in the second quarter when the team hit 50% of its shots.
Green was steady throughout the game on both the offensive and defensive sides of the court. She was 7 for 19 shooting from the field for 14 points, and she pulled in 17 total rebounds, the game high. Green also blocked two shots and stole two possessions away from Pensacola’s offense.
Diamond Alford scored nine points, including a 5-for-8 performance at the line. Avianna Phillips scored six, Shaina Hill contributed four, and Faith DeVaughn added two for Trinity. DeVaughn also contributed defensively with four rebounds and two steals.
Pensacola’s Jessica Boyd hit a trio of three-point shots in the second quarter as part of her game-high-tying 15 points. She also led her team with 11 rebounds. Lauren Battle was 3 for 4 from behind the arc and finished with 13. Marlee Moore also scored 13, and Joy Smith followed with 10 to help lead Pensacola to victory. Five other Pensacola players scored points in the win. Pensacola came out of halftime and shot 50% in third quarter.
Trinity has two games remaining in the regular season. The Eagles will host Toccoa Falls College at 5:00 p.m. EST as Game 1 of the women’s/men’s double-header with the South Region’s Screaming Eagles. Trinity will finish the regular season at home versus Wesleyan College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17.
Trinity Baptist College will host the NCCAA Division 2 Women’s South Region Tournament, which will run from February 22-24. Final seeding is still undetermined.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC