Troy baseball splits the series with South Alabama

Amy Austin Staff Writer   Opening conference play, the Troy baseball team split the series with South Alabama, 1-1, with the rubber game being rained out on Saturday, March 15. Troy took game one from the Jaguars, 5-0. Senior pitcher Tanner Hicks threw a shutout game. Hicks had 16 ground ball outs, and this was the first time a Troy pitcher threw a shutout in a nine-inning game since Tyler Ray in 2011. “We started off the series with a great pitching performance by Tanner Hicks. We pitched very well,”…

Read More

Women’s basketball falls to Ragin’ Cajuns, takes down Jaguars

Gabe Sadetsky Staff Writer  Troy’s women’s basketball team came up short Thursday, Feb. 19, in a pivotal conference game on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette, 62-57. The game was one of only six games all season in which the Trojans failed to reach at least 80 points and the first such game since Feb. 6. Troy had one of its worst first-half shooting performances of the season trailing the Ragin’ Cajuns 32-15 at the half.  The Trojans had a weak field goal percentage of 29.4, making 20 of 68 attempted shots.…

Read More

Men’s basketball gets trounced on the road

Gabe Sadetsky Staff Writer Troy men’s basketball fell to Louisiana-Lafayette on the road in a key Sun Belt matchup, 78-63, this past Thursday, Feb. 20, and lost to rival South Alabama as well on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Ragin’ Cajuns were led by senior guard Bryant Mbamalu with his 21-point performance and four steals. UL-Lafayette was stronger in the paint, scoring 46 points while Troy only scraped up 28 points. Troy yielded a poor 38.9 shooting percentage, including a miserable 29.2 percent from the three-point line. The Trojans’ leading scorer,…

Read More

Women’s basketball trounce South Alabama, wins back-to-back games

Gabe Sadetsky Staff Writer   The Lady Trojans basketball team cruised to a 25-point beat-down of rival South Alabama Thursday night, Feb. 6, in Trojan Arena, winning 78-53. The win caps off a two game winning streak for Troy and gives the team four wins out of their last five games. Senior guard Joanna Harden led both teams in scoring with 30 points scoring her 1,000th career point. Harden has become one of only three all-time Trojans to go for 1,000 points in only two years. Harden has now scored…

Read More

Men’s hoops snaps four game losing streak against South Alabama

Amy Austin Staff Writer    The five-game losing streak was snapped for the Troy University men’s basketball team after a conference victory over South Alabama, 79-74, in a close game on Thursday, Feb 6. The Trojans defeated the Jaguars in a tightly fought game. While South Alabama led the game by one point after the first half, Troy came out shooting in the second half and took the game away from the Jaguars. “We needed a win in the worst way,” said head coach Phil Cunningham. “I was proud of…

Read More