Roanoke, VA - In a rare, late season, non-conference game, Hollins played host to Trinity Washington University on Friday night. After playing the top two teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in consecutive games, Hollins welcomed the Tigers in hopes of picking up the home win. The game was tied, 44-44, with 5:30 left to play when Hollins seized control with a 17-8 run to close the game, giving the home team a 62-52 victory.
The first quarter was played to a draw, 9-9, with neither team being able to find their range. Hollins held her guests to 17.6% shooting but struggled themselves, making just four of their 18 shots (22.2%). Hollins began to find their shooting touch in the second period and thanks to a trio of three pointers, built a nine point advantage at the break, 30-21. A LaChrisha Hill bucket to start the second half gave Hollins her first double digit lead of the evening. However, the lead would be short lived. Over the next nine minutes of play, Hollins saw all of it's lead disappear as the Tigers came all the way back to make it a one point game with just the final 10:00 left to play, 40-39. The two teams would trade baskets and as the quarter reached it's midway point, the game was all tied up, 44-44. After a missed Trinity three pointer, Emily Jo Huffard picked the perfect time to net her only two points of the night. After Huffard gave Hollins the lead, senior Jewellanna Parfitt took over, scoring nine straight to all but seal up the win.
Parfitt would finish with a season high 27 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists while adding five more steals to her season total. Her 70 steals have the Roanoke native currently ranked 3rd in the ODAC. Fellow senior Porsha Waddey recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Sally Sroge and Deana Campbell scored eight points apiece with Sroge handing out a game high eight helpers.
Alyssa King hit five of her 13 three point attempts en route to 17 points while adding nine boards. Kiana Graves had 16 and eight rebounds with Blessing Hayes registering a double-double. After being held scoreless in the first half, Hayes ended the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Hollins will not have much time to celebrate their win as they will travel to Lexington tomorrow afternoon for a date with Washington and Lee at 2:00pm.