(TRINIDAD, Colo.) – Trinidad State won their third straight game on Friday defeating McCook Community College 74-46 at Scott Gym. The Lady Trojans moved their region record to 4-2 as they head into the meat of their season in the coming weeks. Leading up to Friday's win the Trojans defeated Otero in La Junta by a score of 64-53, and Adams State JV in Alamosa with a score of 84-53.
Friday evening was the Trojans first home game since the end of November. Fired up in front of the home crowd TSJC ran out to a 17-12 lead after the first quarter, and then really turned on the long range shooting in the second to go into the locker room with a 40-24 advantage. As a team the Trojans hit 14 3-pointers on their way to the 28 point win. Mandie Perea and Jenny Hugins had the hot touch, each hitting five 3-pointers and combining for 38 points. Annette Warner led the team in rebounds with 13 and Tammarrah Gothard dished off eight assists. In the Otero win Gothard had seven rebounds, seven assists and ten points, while Perea knocked in 23 points.
"First, I told the ladies that handling a little winning is sometimes more difficult than dealing with a few losses," commented Head Coach Rich Holden. "Then I told them to forget about this one and focus on the trip to Sterling, Colorado on Friday. Then I thanked them for putting us in a position to control our destiny as far as the South Sub Region race is concerned. Obviously we still have half the season to finish, but I am very proud of the effort of this group in all phases right now."
The Trojans (8-11, 4-2) will play in Sterling on Friday evening against Northeastern Junior College and in Lamar against Lamar Community College on Monday. They will then get a streak of six home games in February to try and finish at the top of the Region standings.