(San Antonio, Trinity) – The Texas Lutheran women’s basketball program is in danger of missing the post-season for the first time since joining the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2013 after dropping conference road games to Trinity 78-66 on Friday in San Antonio, and to Schreiner 65-55 on Saturday in Kerrville.
The Bulldogs (7-15 overall) currently sit in seventh place with a 3-8 SCAC record, one game back of sixth-place Colorado College with three left on the schedule. Only the top six teams in the final standings qualify for the conference tournament, coming up Feb. 23-25 in Colorado Springs.
In a back-and-forth battle on Friday, TLU into cold shooting in the fourth quarter against two-time defending SCAC champion Trinity.
In Trinity's Calgaard Gymnasium, TLU led by one, 38-37, at the half. The Bulldogs regained the lead four times in the second half but shot just 14 percent from the field in the fourth quarter.
Trinity out-scored TLU 22-11 in the fourth quarter. The Tigers held a one-point lead entering the fourth.
The Bulldogs finished the game with an overall shooting percentage of 35 percent. TLU went 10-for-27 (37.0 percent) from the three-point line.
TLU pulled down 14 offensive rebounds and out-rebounded Trinity 40-35 overall and 14-6 on the offensive glass.
Cami Davis and Abby Hroch led TLU in scoring. Each player posted 17 points. Davis added four rebounds, six assists, and a steal. Hroch registered nine rebounds,
Jasmine Sauceda chipped in six rebounds and five points. Anna Koenig pulled down five rebounds, scored three points and had two assists and a steal. Katie Pesek snatched three steals and grabbed three rebounds.
Trinity's Micah Weaver scored 25 points and led the Tigers in rebounds, with nine. Weaver added three steals and three assists. Mollie Hughes added 23 points and five rebounds.
Schreiner overcame a five-point halftime deficit to hand TLU a 10-point loss on Saturday.
In SU's Stephen's Family Arena, TLU shot 38.1 percent (24-for-63) for the game - shooting 37.8 percent in the first half and 38.5 in the second.
The Mountaineers hit 11 three-pointers, going 11-for-28 (39.3 percent) at the arc. The Mountaineers scored 21 points off of 19 TLU turnovers.
TLU out-rebounded SU 54-31, but SU improved its shooting percentage and made its way to the free throw line in the second half. The Mountaineers finished 14-for-18 from the foul line.
Dominique Campos paced the Bulldogs with 15 points. Abby Hroch contributed 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Hroch added four assists, two blocks and a steal.
Anna Koenig put up nine points and grabbed six rebounds. Cami Davis collected nine rebounds, five points and two steals.
Schreiner's Jordyn Villa tallied 22 points to go along with her six rebounds and three steals. Kendra Brown led in rebounds with nine and scored 12 points for the Mountaineers. Brown added three assists, one block and three steals.
The Bulldogs are back home for their next SCAC contest against Centenary this Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The game will air live on KWED 1580 AM, Seguintoday.com, and tlubulldogs.com as part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader, with pre-game coverage starting before the men’s game at 5:20.