Trinity overcomes slow start to defeat South Fayette

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The Trinity girls basketball team saw one bucket go through the net in the first quarter, but heated up to pick up a 47-41 Section 1-5A road win at South Fayette on Monday night. 

The Hillers trailed 7-2 after the first eight minutes, but erupted for 18 points in the second quarter to pull within one, 21-20, at the half. 

The Lions continued to hold a narrow 32-30 lead after three quarters, but were over-matched in the final quarter. Trinity outscored South Fayette 17-9 in the final frame to pull out the victory. 

Sophomores Courtney Dahlquist and Kaylin Venick led Trinity with 13 and 12 points, respectively. 

Clare Relihan led South Fayette with 12 points. 

Trinity has now won two straight games to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the section. The Hillers will host Montour on Thursday in a section game at 7:30 p.m.

South Fayette dropped its first game of the season, falling to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Lions will host Brentwood on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a non-section game.