Trinity basketball continues to roll

Freshman McKenna stepping into spotlight

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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.

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Chuck Izzo from Michigan  

Posted: January 30th, 2013 9:29 AM

Hef you may have been in "Nam', but it goes back to the charity basketball game between Fenwick and Trinity in 1970. You see Trinity had an East German exchange student who later won a gold medal in Basketball in the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Trinity was directed by Cardinal Cody to take it easy on the boys from OP. The Dominican Friars are still mad at Sinsinawa sisters for showing them up. That is why they don't play.

Dan Hefner from Oak Park  

Posted: January 30th, 2013 8:44 AM

If there any reason why Trinity does not play Fenwick during the regulare season? Both teams play OPRFHS, wht gives? Who is afraid of who? Please advise if you have any information.

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