MILTON, Mass. - The Pine Manor women's basketball team fell to Trinity College (CT), 71-46, at the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament, Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Gators to 0-3 on the season while Trinity climbs back to .500, improving to 1-1 on the year.
Score: Trinity 71, Pine Manor 46
Records: Pine Manor (0-3) – Trinity (1-1)
Location: Milton, Mass.
Pine Manor Starters: Jordan (F), Jones (F), Martin (C), Middleton (G)
Trinity (CT) Starters: Udell, Cunningham, Reifler, Lewis, Erickson
PINE MANOR HIGHLIGHTS:
- Senior forward Shaneka Monroe led the Gators with a game-high 16 points including shooting five-of-six from the charity stripe.
- Monroe came two rebounds shy of her first double-double of the season, pulling down eight rebounds.
- The Gators shot 31.4% (16-51) from the field as a team.
- Trinity's Jess Hom went four-for-four from the free-throw line in during a two-minute 10-run at the end of the second period to jump in front 33-15.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Junior guard Shaquanda Middleton drained a trey in the opening two minutes to take a 3-2 lead.
- Trinity answered with a 9-0 run to grab an 11-3 advantage as they outscored Pine Manor, 19-8 in the first quarter.
- Despite trailing by 11 at the end of the first quarter, the Gators pulled to within eight points of the lead.
- Sophomore center Taylor Martin connect with junior forward Tiana Jordan at the perimeter four minutes into the second to pull within eight points, 21-13.
- Seconds later following a jumper by Trinity, Jordan pulled Pine Manor back within eight points of the lead.
Points: Shaneka Monroe – 16
Rebounds: Shaneka Monroe – 8
Assists: Taylor Martin – 3
Steals: Erica Jones & Taylor Martin – 2
Blocks: Shaquanda Middleton, Taylor Martin & Shaneka Monroe – 1
Points: Rebecca Reifler – 14
Rebounds: Emily Peters – 9
Assists: Aubree Udell – 4
Steals: Erin Cunningham, Rebecca Reifler, Jess Hom, Emily Peters – 2
Blocks: Emily Peters – 1
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Lead changes: 2
Largest Lead: Pine Manor (1 – 7:52, 1st) – Trinity (31 – 3:21, 4th)
Points off Turnovers: Pine Manor (13) – Trinity (25)
2nd Chance Points: Pine Manor (2) – Trinity (25)
Bench Points: Pine Manor (2) – Trinity (42)
Pine Manor will host Eastern Nazarene Tuesday November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in Chestnut Hill.