Westmont caught the Trojans by surprise in the first 10 minutes of the game and had a 27-27 lead, but the Trojans rallied and closed the first half with a 10-0 run, ending the half with a tied score, 27-27. The Trojans continued their strong run in the second half, making 13 straight points. The final score was 76-53.
Top scorers for Trevecca were the following: Mariska Reed, 16; Kristin Archie, 15, and Abby Lawson, 12. Rebound leaders were Amy Hutchins and Jennifer Bognar, six each. Reed had four assists, and Archie shot 4-for-5 from distance and 10-for-15 at the foul line.
The Lady Trojans advance to the second round at 9 A.M. on Friday, 3/16, and will play the third-seeded Carroll Fighting Saints (30-4) of Montana. Carroll defeated Xavier (La.) in their first round game 56-50.