After a hot start to the season, the Trinity High School basketball team kept rolling last week with a convincing 61-37 home victory over neighborhood rival Fenwick High School on Nov. 29 in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red Division opener.
The Blazers (5-1, 1-0) started red hot behind the arc, hitting five 3-pointers to jump out to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter.
“We all had energy and kept it up,” said Trinity senior guard Maeve Lundt, who had a game-high 13 points along with teammate Lauren Miller. “We were there for each other.”
For Lundt, competing against the Friars is extra special as several of her relatives attended Fenwick.
“Playing against them is a big deal for me,” she said. “I always give everything I have.”
The Blazers took a 27-14 halftime lead, then displayed offensive balance in the second half as they pulled away.
“When we get multiple kids scoring in double digits, we become harder to guard,” said Trinity coach Kim Coleman. “In the second half, we started moving off the ball and got the looks we wanted.”
Sophia Rodriguez finished with 12 points (four 3-pointers) and two steals for Trinity. Cierra Richardson had a solid all-around game with eight points, six rebounds, nine assists and three steals. And freshman Chloe Santos continued her solid season start with six points and eight rebounds.
“Chloe has a lot of potential and hasn’t even scratched the surface of what she can do yet,” Coleman said. “I’m excited to watch her grow and get better.”
Following a GCAC Red home game with St. Ignatius on Dec. 6 (after press time), Trinity travels to Waukesha (Wisconsin) West on Dec. 10, then hosts Rosary on Dec. 13.
For Fenwick (3-4, 0-1), Grace Kapsch had a team-high 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Cam Brusca and Allie Heyer each added seven points for the Friars, who were 0-for-16 from 3-point range.
“We had some good looks but missed them,” said Fenwick coach Lenae Fergerson. “That’s something we’ve got to get better at.”
Fenwick fell at home to Marist 43-24 on Dec. 1, but routed Lincoln Park 54-26 on Dec. 3 at the Sha Hopson Memorial Classic held at Hyde Park. Brusca led all scorers with 20 points.
After a GCAC Red home game with Mother McAuley on Dec. 6, the Friars will participate in the Marian Catholic Holiday Tournament beginning Dec. 10.