The Trinity Lutheran girls outscored Indianapolis Lutheran in every quarter to post a 46-24 season-opening win in the Bollinger Athletic Complex on Thursday night.
Trinity held a 20-11 lead at the half and increased its advantage to 32-18 at the end of the third period.
“I thought we moved the ball pretty well,” Trinity coach Donna Sullivan said. “We wanted to go inside outside. We ran off some time. I thought our defense was great.”
The Saints made only seven field goals for the game.
The Cougars opened up a 13-3 lead after the first quarter. The Saints held a 3-2 lead on Jaden Feller’s 3-point basket before the Cougars went on a 11-0 run. Sydney James lead the Trinity rally with three baskets.
Trinity forced the Saints into eight turnovers in the first period.
The Cougars added two free throws in the opening minute of the second quarter before the Saints scored the second basket of the game.
Trinity increased its lead to 20-6 on a basket by Savannah Harweger with 3:10 left in the half.
The Saints managed only one field goal in the second quarter and made 6 of 9 free throws in the quarter. Trinity shot 7 for 18 from the floor in the first half.
After the Saints opened the third quarter on a 5-2 run to close the difference to 22-16, the Cougars got hot and went on an 8-0 run to boost their lead to 30-16.
Piper Acton started the rally with a basket, Harweger pulled down a defensive rebound and drove the length of the floor for a layup, Jaynes added two baskets, and Harweger scored another field goal with 1:20 on the clock.
Jaynes led the Cougars with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Harweger scored 15 and Abby Hackman had 9 rebounds. Trinity held a 45-23 advantage in rebounds.
Trinity will play host to Hauser on Saturday at 7 p.m.