Trine Women's Basketball
Monday, November 9, 2020

Trine Women’s Basketball Nets Win in Season Opener at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, MI - Sophomore Sam Underhill scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record her first collegiate double-double and help lead the Trine University women's basketball team to a 66-43 win against Lawrence Tech University in the season opener in Southfield, Mich.

Underhill was one of three Trine players to score in double figures that included a game-high 15-point effort by junior Tara Bieniewicz on six-of-11 shooting (54.5 percent) and three-of-five from three-point range.

Junior Kaylee Argyle tied Underhill in scoring with 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers.

Lawrence Tech (1-4) had a slim advantage in the early minutes of the first quarter when a layup by Bieniewicz began an 8-0 scoring run that put Trine (1-0) out in front by five points, 12-7, with 2:24 left in the period. The Blue Devils netted the final points of the quarter on a layup, but the Thunder still maintained a three-point margin, 14-11, after the first 10 minutes.

The three-pointer by Kaylee Argyle that ended the scoring in the half as Trine boasted a 34-25 lead at the intermission. The second half saw Trine outscore Lawrence Tech, 32-18, and held the home team to nine points in both the third and fourth quarters. The game was 57-34, heading into the final period. Lawrence Tech ended the game on a 7-1 run in the final 5:34, but Trine had the win secured and went on to the 66-43 final.

Trine Women’s Basketball also Defeated Siena Heights, 69-61

ADRIAN, MI - Junior Kelsy Taylor recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Trine University women's basketball team beat Siena Heights University, 69-61, in non-conference action in Adrian, Mich.

The first points of the game came at the 6:57 mark of the opening quarter when junior Rachel Stewart connected on a layup to give Trine (2-0) an early lead. The two teams swapped leads during the remaining minutes of the quarter which ended in a three-pointer by junior Kaylee Argyle and gave Trine the lead after the first 10 minutes by a score of 16-14.

SHU made it a nine-point game late in the quarter, but one-of-two free-throws by Kaylee Argyle ended the scoring for both teams and gave the Thunder a 37-27 advantage at the break. The third quarter belonged to Siena Heights as the home team outscored Trine, 21-13, and worked their way to a one-point lead, 40-39, with 4:28 left in the frame. Trine answered with an 8-2 run to regain the lead by five points, 47-42, and maintained a four-point difference heading into the fourth quarter, 49-45.

The Saints made a final rally in the final minutes and cut the Thunder lead to four points, 65-61, with 33 seconds on the clock. Four straight free-throws by Kaylee Argyle, including a blocked shot by sophomore Sam Underhill, down the stretch sealed the victory for Trine by the final of 69-61.

Trine is scheduled to travel to Bluffton, Ohio to take on Bluffton University in a non-conference matchup on Thursday, Nov. 19. The game is slated to start at 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Trine University Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (260) 665-4122 or by email at hoedtj@trine.edu.