Davia Cain’s Career High of 18 Points Not Enough to Overtake Washington Adventist
WASHINGTON, DC— Trinity Washington University’s basketball was not able to secure the victory against Washington Adventist University, a NAIA DII, at home on Wednesday night. The Tigers allowed the Shock to shoot 43% from the floor, ten percent higher than their average of 35% from the field.
Davia Cain recorded a career high performance of 18 points. Mazia Donald added 5 points, and Heaven Thomas chipped in 2 points. Cain also led the Tigers in rebounds (8), Blocked shots (1), and steals (2).
Cain is currently leading the DIII Independent Schools conference in offensive rebounds per game,averaging 4, and she’s ranked at #30 nationally among 200 DIII colleges and universities.
Despite a hard-fought battle spear-headed by Cain, the Tigers were only able to shoot 24% from the field. The Tigers shot %100 from the free throw. Washington Adventist got double digits from three of their game leaders: Sarah Shamdeen with 14 points, Leona Rexhepi with 12, and Nyelle Allen with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
The Shock was off to a quick start in the first quarter scoring with a jumper at the 08:48 mark, but Trinity wasn’t far behind tying the game for the only time at 08:32. The Shock responded with a 13 point jump over the Tigers to end the quarter.
The shock stretched their lead to 16 over the Tigers in the second half, 16-33.
With no substitutions for the Tigers, the pace began to regress as they only scored 4 points in the third quarter while the Shock continued to open to a 30 point lead, 20-51.
In the final quarter the Tigers were only able to get a three pointer off by Mazia Donald and a jumper by Davia Cain to close the game with a score of 25-69.
UP NEXT: Trinity will travel to Roanoke, Virginia for a battle against Hollins University on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 PM EST