ANKENY, Iowa—The Faith Eagles women's basketball team had their best quarter of the season on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as they fell to Trinity Bible College, 55-47.
The Eagles outscored the Lions, 15-7, in the second quarter—easily the best 10-minute stretch of the season for Faith, who is 0-5 after the weekend tournament. The Eagles made 6-of-14 baskets in the quarter, including 2-of-6 from three-point distance. Alicia Smith sparked the run with 8 points over that stretch, giving the ladies the lead at halftime, 24-21.
Trinity flipped the script in the third quarter, outscoring Faith 18-9 to regain control of the game. The Eagles clawed back within four with just under five minutes to play, but a Trinity three-pointer and several made free throws toward the end of the game were the difference.
Faith shot 31 % for the game (5-of-23 from three) and outrebounded Trinity 39-31. Makenna Laib had her finest game as an Eagle, leading all scorers with 17 points, a career-high. Fellow freshman Rachel Kleczka had a career-high in rebounds with 17. Alicia Smith was the only other Faith player in double figures with 12 points.
The Eagles have a week off for Thanksgiving before returning to action on Tuesday, December 3, at Kansas Christian College.