Lady Warriors drop second straight, fall to Trinity 67-46

by dentonramsey

Lady Warriors drop second straight, fall to Trinity 67-46

 

By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor

 

The Lady Trojans were content with a lead, any lead, and there was nothing the Lady Warriors could do about it.

The Trinity game plan was to run as much time off the clock as possible with a lead, and the Lady Trojans did a good job of doing just that – controlling the clock and the tempo of the game from start to finish.

Trinity defeated South Grand Prairie, 67-46, on Monday, Jan. 8 at Warrior Coliseum.

But the Lady Warriors did a good job of hanging around in the first half, as the home team was down by just four at halftime, 32-28.

Poor shooting by both teams led to a low scoring affair at the half, with the Lady Trojans going 14-for-29 from the field (48.3 percent) while the Lady Warriors shot 10-for-24 from the field (41.7 percent).

Neither team hit a 3-pointer all game.

In the second half, the Lady Trojans began to pull away on solid shooting and careful clock control.

SGP called a timeout with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter with the Lady Warriors down just six, 34-28.

But by the time the clock reached the 3:17 mark in the third, the Lady Trojans had built their lead to 44-32.

After three periods of play, the Lady Warriors found themselves on the short end of the stick, down 20 at 54-34.

Although all was said and done but the final score, the Lady Warriors continued to hustle in the fourth quarter.

Ashlee Mells called a timeout for SGP as she dove out of bounds for a loose ball, signaling and calling for a timeout as she leaped out of play with 6:17 left in regulation and her team down 19, 54-35.

Shortly thereafter, the Lady Trojans took a timeout as Trinity opted to try and milk the final five plus minutes off the clock.

And their plan worked well, as the Lady Trojans outscored the Lady Warriors 13-11 over the final 6:17 of regulation.

In the second half, SGP shot just 22.2 percent from the field (6-for-27) while Trinity shot 55 percent (11-for-20).

Both teams fared well from the charity stripe in the second half of action, as the Lady Warriors went 6-for-7 from the line (85.7 percent) while the Lady Trojans went 13-for-14 from the line (92.8 percent).

With the loss, the Lady Warriors now move to 3-2 in district play and drop to 11-12 overall.

The Lady Trojans, meanwhile, remain undefeated in district play on the season at 5-0.

Mells led SGP in scoring with 14 points, while teammates Breanisha Byrd and Imani Wilson chipped in with 9 points apiece.

The Lady Warriors return to the court on Friday, Jan. 12 as the girls hit the road for Irving MacArthur.

Tip time for the Jan. 12 game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The SGP varsity girls’ basketball team returns home to host Irving Nimitz on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

 

Sports Editor Denton Ramsey can be reached via e-mail at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

 

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