Saturday, February 28, 2009

For the First Time Since 2006, Trinity Advances to SCAC Championship Game

Trinity outscored DePauw 32-20 in the paint in the second half and shot a blistering 57% (35-62) from the field to pick up its first win against DePauw since 2005 98-80.

Trinity was lead by Krista Prato Matthews who paced all scorers with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Prato Matthews also became the first player in SCAC history to record over 1,000 career rebounds. The TU Tigers also had fantastic play from its three freshman, Ali Marzella, Abby Dietert and Kelsey Goodell who combined scored 42 points on the afternoon.

Senior guard Cassie Pruzin led DePauw with 14 points in a losing effort. The loss drops DePauw to 22-5 on the season and for the first time in the history of the SCAC Tournament the DU Tigers will not advance to the SCAC Championship game.

With the win Trinity improves to 20-7`and secures its second 20 win season in as many years. It will be the first appearance since 2006 in the SCAC Championship game. The TU Tigers will face the winner of the second semifinal game today against Oglethorpe and Centre. The Championship game is set for tomorrow at noon form Grove Gymnasium on the campus of Hendrix College.

After the game SCACs Russell Kramer had a chacne to catch up with DePauw head coach Kris Huffman, Trinity head coach Amie Bradley, Trinity guard Ali Marzella and Trinity forward Krista Prato Matthews.

To listen to Huffman, click here.

To listen to Prato Matthews, click here.

To listen to Marzella, click here.

To listen to Bradley, click here.

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