Trinity too much for Wildcat women's basketball

Katey Guzman (5) and Ashlea Carothers (middle)
Katey Guzman (5) and Ashlea Carothers (middle)

SAN ANTONIO -- A lopsided second quarter was too much for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to overcome Friday night in an 81-30 loss at Trinity.

JWU Denver (0-14, 0-9 SCAC) was within reach after the opening quarter, trailing 15-10, but the host Tigers (13-3, 6-1) outscored the visiting Wildcats 26-11 in the second frame to take command of the SCAC conference matchup.

Playing on the road for the first time since Dec. 15 following a five-game homestand, JWU had trouble containing Trinity on the boards, getting out-rebounded 41-27 while allowing the Tigers to shoot 50 percent from the field (36-of-72).

Freshman guard Katey Guzman led the Wildcats with 14 points and three assists. Classmate Brianna Bailey also scored in double figures with 10 points while sophomore Ashlea Carothers grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.

Player of the game: Katey Guzman – The first-year guard from Fort Collins, Colo., scored in double figures for the 13th time in 14 games this season and had multiple steals for the eighth time.

Stat of the game: The Wildcats committed a season-high 42 turnovers, leading to 43 Trinity points.

Up next: JWU heads north to Kerrville, Texas, to battle the Schreiner Mountaineers on Saturday at 3 p.m.