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Offline jekelish

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1635 on: December 31, 2016, 06:50:11 pm »
Just realized that AC is off to its best start (9-3) since the 2009-10 season, which was the year they went 18-8 and Katy Williams was named the SCAC Player of the Year. Interestingly, Katy is a volunteer assistant this year (her first year in that role). Coincidence? Well, probably. But funny that somehow she's been a part of each of the two best starts in the last decade.

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1636 on: January 03, 2017, 01:58:41 pm »
FYI: adding more fuel to this weekend's showdown between Trinity and AC, Trinity is now ranked #14 in the D3Hoops poll and #16 in the WBCA poll. AC, meanwhile, has jumped into the others receiving votes section of the WBCA poll, coming in at #29 overall. If they can pull off the upset and then win against Schreiner, they'd be almost certain to crack the top 25. But no pressure...

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1637 on: January 07, 2017, 10:56:57 am »
After a dreadful start (3/17 shooting in the opening stanza, full credit to the AC defense) the Trinity women upped their intensity and focus to get past Austin 67-54.    The Tigers held a 14-4 advantage in steals; this combined with a 25-9 advantage at the stripe helped overcome a 4-15 night from beyond the arc.   Elizabeth Balido came off the bench to lead all scorers with 22 points, adding 9 boards.   Mollie Hughes had 20 and 7, and Micah Weaver had 16 from the bench.   The 'Roos were lead by Kendall Heitmeier with 17 (3-7 from deep), Caitlyn Collins with 13 (3-4 from distance), and 12 points and 12 boards from the stalwart Bryce Frank. 

Of concern for the Tigers is a possible injury to Monica Holguin, scoreless in her 10 minutes but making 5 steals in that time.   After the last she was tripped up trying to go on the fast break, fell hard, and it took some time for her to come off the court, not to return.   Trinity had two senior starters suffer career-ending injuries last season and could do without another to one of this year's leaders.  Update:  Holguin started today against Centenary, so it wasn't serious.
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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1638 on: January 15, 2017, 08:43:59 pm »
Looking awfully top-heavy in the SCAC standings now. TLU at 12-3/4-0, AC at 12-4/4-1, and Trinity, of course, at 14-1/3-1.

TLU and Austin College play on Friday night. It's not a given how anything will shake out but it's looking pretty clear those will be the top 3 seeds in some combination, setting up a potentially epic 2 vs 3 semifinal matchup, if it comes to that.