Women’s Basketball

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Women’s basketball finishes strong, claims final two home games

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer Troy’s women’s basketball team returned home on Thursday, Feb. 25, defeating UL-Lafayette 90-83 and UL-Monroe 74-64 on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Trojans’ victory in their game against UL-Lafayette was their 16th game over 80 points, as well as their first against the Ragin’ Cajuns (18-9, 11-7 Sun Belt) to score at least 90. The game was close from the beginning, but it became closer in the last few minutes due to a late comeback by the visitors. After the Ragin’ Cajuns captured a three-point lead, the […]

by · March 3, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Women’s basketball picks up pair of home wins

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojans’ women’s basketball team broke its six-game losing streak with two wins at home against Georgia teams, but dropped a close road game against South Alabama. The Trojans (12-12, 7-8 Sun Belt) started out slow against Georgia Southern, but after a 9-0 run and a buzzer-beater by junior guard ArJae’ Saunders at the end of the first quarter, the Trojans lead the rest of the game. The Eagles (7-15, 4-9 Sun Belt) cut the deficit to just seven points twice, but the Trojans were victorious, […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Trojan women drop two more conference games

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s basketball team continued its current losing streak in conference play, losing at UALR on Thursday, Feb. 4, and on the road to Arkansas State on Saturday, Feb. 6. In both games, the Trojans (10-11, 5-7 Sun Belt) played well in the first half, only to lose momentum and fall short in the second. Against the host UALR Trojans (10-11, 8-4 Sun Belt), Troy played an up-tempo, high-scoring first two quarters, reminiscent of earlier in the season when the Trojans were scoring above 100 […]

by · February 11, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Women’s basketball falls at home to App State

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojans dropped their fourth straight women’s basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 28, losing at home to Appalachian State 96-81. After climbing the conference rankings earlier in the season, the Trojans (10-9, 5-5 Sun Belt) hit a four-game skid that dropped them into fifth place in the latest standings. The Trojans took an early lead, ending the first period on top 19-15. Troy lost its momentum in the second quarter, though, as the Mountaineers (6-13, 3-7 Sun Belt) shot 52 percent. The Mountaineers outscored the Trojans […]

by · February 4, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Trojan women drop third straight game

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojan women’s basketball team went up against UL-Monroe, UL-Lafayette and its rival South Alabama in the past week, looking to continue its five-game winning streak. Troy’s (10-8, 5-4) winning streak was broken against the ULM Warhawks (8-8, 2-5), Thursday Jan. 21. The Warhawks won 77-73. The Trojans led through both the first half and the third quarter, but the Warhawks took their first lead of the second half with 2:25 to go. Although Troy answered every score, ULM put the game away on a single […]

by · January 28, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Trojans extend winning streak to six games

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Troy women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six games over the weekend, with an 88-71 win over UT-Arlington and a 112-79 thrashing of Texas State. With the pair of victories, the Trojans (10-5, 5-1 Sun Belt) are tied with UL-Lafayette for second place in the Sun Belt Conference standings. On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Mavericks played the Trojans to a close first half, despite shooting only 22 percent in the second quarter. The home-team Trojans, who shot over 50 percent in both quarters, […]

by · January 21, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Troy dominates, rises to third in SBC rankings

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Troy women’s basketball team cruised to its seventh and eight victories this season against conference opponents Georgia State 97-90 on Thursday, Jan. 7, and Georgia Southern 81-66 on Saturday, Jan. 9. With the pair of wins, the Trojans (8-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) extended their current winning streak to three games, as well as rising to third in the latest Sun Belt Conference rankings. Senior guard Ashley Beverly-Kelley led Troy in both games, scoring 26 against the Panthers (6-6, 1-2) and 23 against Georgia Southern. Also […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Troy basketball teams deal with highs, lows midway through season

Scott McLendon Staff Writer Midway through the season, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have shown promise as well as room for improvement. The Trojans’ men’s team (5-10, 0-4 Sun Belt) has come up short against some impressive competition. On the other hand, the Lady Trojans (8-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) have impressed since the beginning of the season and sit among the top of the Sun Belt. The men’s squad averages 76.1 points per game, while their opponents average 77.1. That small margin shows how close the team has […]

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Trojan women split first two regular season games

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer Troy women’s basketball team kicked off its regular season with a 103-72 win at West Alabama on Friday, Nov. 13, in Trojan Arena and a 73-69 loss at Samford on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Trojans’ (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) victory over the Tigers (1-2, 0-0 Gulf South) was head coach Chanda Rigby’s ninth time forcing 30 or more turnovers in a game at Troy. The Trojans dominated the court in each half, ultimately winning the game 103-72 over the Tigers. Senior guard Ashley Beverly Kelley led […]

by · November 19, 2015 · Sports, Women's Basketball
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Trojans’ defensive pressure leads to 118-53 win over Stillman

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer   The Troy women’s basketball team won its first game of the season in an exhibition against Stillman College on Thursday, Nov. 5, routing the Tigers 118-53. Troy had a decent crowd in Trojan Arena for the first game, which was dressed in all white to support the Trojans. After a little back and forth from both teams, the Trojans took the lead. The score was 15-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Trojans caught a spark in the beginning of the second quarter […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Sports, Women's Basketball