Trinity Baptist College Men’s and Women’s Basketball traveled to Trinity, Florida, Tuesday night to play South Region games with the Tigers of Trinity College of Florida. Both Eagles teams played tough, but Trinity College took both games.
Men: Trinity College 78, Eagles 57
Chandler Rivers led the Eagles with 13 points, and two teammates — Marcus Dixon and Zack Norris — also hit double digits in scoring. Rivers was 5 for 14 from the field and pulled in four rebounds for the Eagles. Dixon scored an even dozen, including perfect shooting at the free-throw line, and grabbed five rebounds while Norris finished with 10 points, six from three-point shots, and a game-high seven rebounds.
Andrew Bowman contributed six points while Marquel Perry and Marquis Duncanson each added five. Ethan Payne and Terry Byrd both scored two, and Jykayle Walker had one.
Women: Trinity College 73, Eagles 43
Destiny Green was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points. She also tied for the rebound lead with nine, and she blocked five Tiger shot attempts. Diamond Alford followed with 10 points and nine rebounds. Alford was a perfect 4 for 4 from the line and blocked three Tiger shots and assisted two Eagles teammates in scoring.
Avianna Phillips scored eight, Meagan Gooden and Shaina Hill each had two, and Faithe Devaughn had one.
The Eagles shot 86% from the line.
Both teams will have a week off and then take on Pensacola Christian College on Tuesday, February 13. The ladies tip off at 5:00 p.m. EST, and the men will follow at 7:00 p.m. On February 16, both teams host Toccoa Falls College at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., respectively, and then close out the regular season on Saturday, February 17. On that day, the women host Wesleyan College at 2:00 p.m., and the men travel to Johnson University of Florida for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
All remaining games except for the women’s game with Wesleyan are South Region contests.
Both South Region tournaments occur from February 22 and 24. The men’s tournament is at Pensacola Christian College, and Trinity Baptist will host the women’s tournament.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC