By Miles Montgomery
The Colorado College women’s basketball team had a three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday. The Tigers fell to No. 16 after losing a game against Trinity University in San Antonio by a final score of 66-90. The match capped off another Texas road trip, and brought the team’s overall record to 10-6.
Guard McKenzee Gertz ’21 led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds, shooting an efficient 50% from the field. Forward Talia Cloud ’23 also chipped in 10 points off the bench.
“Trinity was definitely a bummer because they are a team we’ve competed with and matched up with well in the past but have never been able to pull out a win,” Gertz said. “Obviously, with them being a top 20 team, we knew it was going to be a big challenge for us, but we played pretty well with them through the game in terms of keeping our turnovers low, limiting steals, and winning the rebound battle.”
The trip wasn’t all disappointing, however. On Friday, the Tigers took down Schreiner University by a score of 69-63. Gertz led the way again with 20 points on 8-14 shooting, while guard/forward Izzy Hensley ’22 dropped 13 points, on 6-12 shooting, splashing a three pointer to boot.
“That game was battle from start to finish. Schreiner pushed us and tested us mentally, but we were able to remain calm when they went on a run, and battled back to win the game,” said guard Jordan Meltzer ’20. “We knew we would be successful if we followed the game plan and just played the way we knew how to. That’s exactly what we did.”
Regardless of the weekend’s split, the team still has high hopes for the season. The Tigers hold a 6-3 conference record in the Sothern Collegiate Athletic Conference, good for fourth place in the conference, and one game back of third place Austin College, the Tigers have an eye on the conference rematch with Trinity on Senior Night, which will be held at Reid Arena on Feb. 15.
“I think we definitely have a chip on our shoulder and will be ready for another chance with them when we face them at home in a couple weeks,” Gertz said. “Our team morale is good despite the loss because at the end of the day we have a whole other round.”