Taking on three Top 10 opponents in five days didn't seem to faze the Trinity basketball team as the Blazers swept through the gauntlet with victories.
Trinity began last week by dropping a 60-46 bomb on Marist. They followed up the victory with a 39-33 win over Neuqua Valley. On Saturday, in Round 2 of the Sweet 16 Tournament in Lake Zurich, the Blazers capped off their 19th victory on the season with a 51-49 win over Maine South.
Freshman Anna McKenna led the charge against Maine South, scoring 14 points, while Lauren Prochaska added 12 and Shannon McGinnis 11.
In a tightly contested defensive battle, Trinity edged Neuqua Valley by limiting the Wildcats, who entered the contest with a 21-1 record, to just 40 shots in the game. Trinity took a 19-13 lead by halftime and increased the deficit to 12 by the end of the third quarter.
Prochaska led Trinity with 14 points to go along with seven steals. McKenna added nine points.
"I think this shows that Trinity can play and succeed at any tempo," said Blazers head coach Ed Stritzel after the win. "We like to play fast, but if a team makes it a half-court game, we thrive there as well."
This week, Trinity is vying for its fifth Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (Red Division) Tournament title in seven seasons. The tournament championship is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.