The Tigers overcame a slow start Tuesday night to defeat Gallaudet University 78-69 in overtime. Gallaudet held a 27-32 halftime lead, but could not hold on through the end of regulation. Trinity’s swarming defense enabled them to get back into the game as the Bison’s turned the ball over several times. Trinity had a chance to win in regulation but an 8 foot jumper by Ashley West with 1.5 seconds left in the game hit the back of the rim and bounced out.
In overtime, Trinity held Gallaudet to just 7 points and connected on 10 of 12 free throws. Four Tigers were in double figures; Janel Hamilton lead the way with 12 points, followed by Sheree Henderson, Lauren Hall and Ashely West who each had 10 points. The Tigers now stand at 2-1 on the season and travel to Dover Delaware on the 29th to take on Wesley College in a non-conference game.