Buccaneers succumb to Trinity Valley pressure and lose, 83-46

ATHENS, Texas – Blinn College women's basketball committed way too many turnovers and led to easy baskets for Trinity Valley in a 83-46 victory over the Buccaneers Nov. 25 in Athens, Texas.

Trinity Valley applied full-court pressure for nearly the entire game and Blinn had a hard time holding on to the ball, giving Trinity Valley Community College a collection of easy buckets.

"We did not play very well," said Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins. "Trinity Valley is usually a tough place to play."

The game didn't start well for the Buccaneers in the first half as they trailed 45-16. Scoring was a little easier in the second half for Blinn but Trinity Valley was still able to extend its lead before the final buzzer.

Moe Bedford and Ashley Cherry each had nine points in the loss as the Buccaneers did not have a double-digit scorer. Katelynn Johnson also tallied eight points in a losing effort.

The full-court pressure of Trinity Valley served its purpose as Blinn had a hard time getting into its offense even after crossing half court. Coach Jenkins did like the effort of Cherry in the game and thought that she played well.

Blinn College will travel to McLennan Community College on Dec. 1 for a non-conference game starting at 5:30 p.m.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 30 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.


About Blinn College

Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.