A slow start doomed Christian Academy in Monday’s makeup road game at Trinity Lutheran. The Warriors fell behind 18-4 after one quarter and 30-11 at the half of a 66-40 defeat in Seymour.
Once again, Allison Burch led the Warriors with 17 points. She also had three steals. Kiersten Carruthers added seven points and five rebounds as CAI fell to 4-11 with their fourth loss in five games.
Trinity Lutheran was led by Mariah Nolan, who had a game-high 18 points. Sydney Stuckwisch added 14 and Kate Wright nine for the 10-4 Cougars. The teams combined to go 17 of 53 from the foul line.
The Warriors return to action tonight at Southwestern. The Rebels are 6-9 overall but have won three of their last six games.
TRINITY LUTHERAN 66, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 40
Christian Academy 4 7 16 13—40
Trinity Lutheran 18 12 19 15—66
Christian Academy highlights: Allison Burch 17 points, 3 steals; Kiersten Carruthers 7 points, 5 rebounds; Rachel Wright 7 points; Brittany Moffett 4 points, 5 rebounds; Emily Huffaker 3 points; Lizzie Hillburn 2 points, 3 steals.
Trinity Lutheran scoring: Mariah Nolan 18, Sydney Stuckwisch 14, Kate Wright 9, Whitney Rogers 8, Taylor Russell 4, Angie Burgstedt 4, Haley Couch 3, Miranda Murphy 2.
3-point field goals: Christian Academy 3 (Burch, Carruthers, Wright); Trinity Lutheran 4 (Nolan 2, Wright, Couch).
Free throws: Christian Academy 3-16, Trinity Lutheran 14-37.
Junior varsity: Christian Academy 37-29 (CAI now 7-7 on the season).