Basketball Update


It has been an up and down semester for both of the basketball teams here at Trinity. With inexperience and not a lot of depth the Lady Lions and Lions basketball team are gaining valuable experience that will pay dividends come tournament time in February and March. 

The Lady Lions enter the holiday break with a 4-5 record on the season. The Lady Lions are 4-1 in the NIAC with a 26-point win over the defending conference champion Sisseton Wahpeton College. The Lady Lions find themselves in 2nd place in the NIAC at the break as well as they are only trailing Canadian Mennonite University who is 6-0 in the NIAC. The Lady Lions do not have one stand out scorer but receive contributions from many players throughout the lineup. Madison Fisher leads the team with 9.3 ppg and closely followed by four other Lady Lions. Chambre Droste leads the Lady Lions in rebounds with 7.9 boards per game, La'Anna Golden also adds 6.1 rpg. Kennedy Nofziger averages 3.6 assists per game, which is a team high. Brynn Crockett leads the Lady Lions with 2.6 steals per game. 

Lady Lion NCCAA Ranking

Rebounds- 19th Chambre Droste 7.9 rpg

Rebounds- 39th La'Anna Golden 6.1 rpg

FG%- 30th Madison Fisher .357

Assists- 6 Kennedy Nofziger 3.6 apg

Assists- 27 Brynn Crockett 2.6 apg

Steals- 14 Brynn Crockett 2.6 spg

Steals- 33 Chambre Droste 2.1 spg

The Lions men basketball team has struggled this semester as they have had to deal with injuries and inexperience through the semester. There is one constant for the Lions basketball team though and that is they can score at a high clip averaging almost 77 points a game which is 11th in the country. The Lions have been in a number of close games throughout the first semester as they have played four games that have been decided by 10 points or less, these were all NIAC games as well. The Lions are lead on offense by Jamal Williams as he averages 20.8 ppg, Josh Bauska, Logan Klitzke and Jeremy Blanchette also average above 13 ppg. Josh Bauska and Logan Klitzke average 6.2 rebounds per game sharing the team high, Jamal Williams also adds 6 per game. Jamal Williams leads the team with just over 4 assists per game, he also averages a team high 3.3 steals per game.

Lions NCCAA Ranking

Scoring- 7 Jamal Williams 20.8 ppg

Scoring- 31 Josh Bauska 15.1 ppg

Scoring- 39 Jeremy Blanchette 13.9 ppg

Rebounds- 30th tied Josh Bauska, Logan Klitzke 6.2 rpg

Rebounds- 36 Jamal Williams 6 rpg

3pt FG Made per game- 9 Josh Bauska 2.8 3mpg

Assists- 6 Jamal Williams 4.1 apg

Steals- 2 Jamal Williams 3.3 spg

Points in a game- 2 Jamal Williams 38 points vs. Crown College

Steals in a game- 1 Jamal Williams 8 vs. Red River College 

The Lions will return from break with their first game being against Mayville State on Tuesday, January 8th. Then the Lions will play 8 out of their next 9 against conference opponents.

Tanner Twigg