Held Off

Photo credit: Ben Yenger
Photo credit: Ben Yenger


DEERFIELD, Ill. -- For the second time in as many games, the Sabercats were held to fewer than 50 points, falling 48-58 at Trinity International.

Callie Morrison led Maranatha with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Emily Johnson pitched in 13 points. Trinity sent three of their starters into double figures on the night.


  • Result: Maranatha 48-58 Trinity International 
  • Venue: Van Dixhorn Arena, Trinity International University
  • Location: Deerfield, Ill.
  • Attendance: (closed doors)
  • Records: MBU (3-6), TIU (3-6)


Trinity made it a rough day for Maranatha in the first half, holding the Blue and Gold to shooting 3-14 in both the first and the second quarters. Morrison had 10 points by halftime, but that accounted for over half of the Sabercats' scoring - after TIU scored 17 in the second quarter, they went into halftime ahead 26-17.

But the defensive battle gave way to a shootout in the second half, as both teams started to put more points on the board. Johnson put up all 13 of her points in the final 20 minutes and the Sabercats tried to find their rhythm, but Trinity was up to the task, holding off the Sabercats charge down the stretch. TIU held a 20-point lead in the early stages of the fourth, but the Sabercats could only get the margin down to 10 by the final horn.


Maranatha Starters: 3- C. Morrison, 4- Johnson, 5- Hansel, 25- K. Morrison, 32- Simpson // Trinity Starters: 10- Lopez, 11- Schebio, 20- Jahnke, 30- Gula, 35- Hibicke


  • C. Morrison: 18 PTS, 10 REB
  • Johnson: 13 PTS, 2 REB
  • MBU: Shot 33.3 percent
  • MBU: Held Trinity to shooting just 1-17 from distance 
  • Last time: The Trojans took home a 57-43 win in 2017
  • Series: Trinity now leads the all-time series 6-0


  • Trinity International competes in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA
  • Trinity International is currently 0-3 in CCAC play
  • Trinity International finished last season with an 18-13 record


The Sabercats will travel to Lincoln Christian to play on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. behind closed doors. Find details at mbusabercats.com/schedule.

Facing Down the Championship
February 26, 2021 Facing Down the Championship
Double-Edged Sword
February 20, 2021 Double-Edged Sword
Top Seed: Locked
February 17, 2021 Top Seed: Locked
Callie Collects
February 15, 2021 Callie Collects
A Special Day
February 9, 2021 A Special Day
Fire and Ice
February 8, 2021 Fire and Ice
Eagles' Nest
February 6, 2021 Eagles' Nest
Two for Two
January 30, 2021 Two for Two
Win Over the Wolfpack
January 29, 2021 Win Over the Wolfpack
Basketball Games Postponed
January 26, 2021 Basketball Games Postponed
Catching Fire
January 21, 2021 Catching Fire
Held Off
January 18, 2021 Held Off
Slow Start
January 16, 2021 Slow Start
Tic Tac Toe
December 12, 2020 Tic Tac Toe
Two Up
December 11, 2020 Two Up
More of Morrison
December 7, 2020 More of Morrison
Off and Running
December 4, 2020 Off and Running
Basketball Games Cancelled
December 1, 2020 Basketball Games Cancelled
Different Day, Same Story
November 14, 2020 Different Day, Same Story
Three Strikes
November 13, 2020 Three Strikes
Held Off
November 10, 2020 Held Off
Work to Do
November 7, 2020 Work to Do
Business Still Unfinished
November 2, 2020 Business Still Unfinished
Eligibility Extended
October 29, 2020 Eligibility Extended