Both the Troy Trojans and Lady Trojans had a busy week of play on the basketball court last week with both picking up conference wins.
The Trojans (7-11, 3-4) handled business on the road on Jan. 6 with a 71-63 win against Texas State and then picked up a 76-71 home win over Little Rock on Jan. 9 before dropping a 76-68 overtime loss to Arkansas State on the road on Jan. 11.
After battling Texas State to a 29-28 lead at halftime before outscoring them 42-35 in the second half. Troy was led by junior Ty Gordon with 16 points, five assists and three steals in the win.
Junior Darian Adams added 15 points and six assists, while freshman Desmond Williams scored 13 points. Sophomore Zay Williams came off the bench to score 12 points and brought down three rebounds.
Against Little Rock, Adams secured a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Gordon scored 17 points and dished five assists.
Williams added 15 points and two assists in the win.
At one point in the second half – against Arkansas State – the Trojans went on a 26-12 run but 23 turnovers doomed Troy all night.
Arkansas State outscored Troy 15-7 in the overtime period to secure the win.
Adams led the Trojans with 20 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Tahj Small scored 11 points.
The Lady Trojans (12-3, 3-1) continued a stellar season with a 72-65 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Jan. 8 on the road before dropping their first conference game to Louisiana-Lafayette on Jan. 11 by a score of 79-73 in a thriller.
Against ULM, junior Jasmine Robinson led the Lady Trojans with 13 points and two assists, while senior Amber Rivers added 12 points. Fellow senior Kate Rodgers pulled down eight rebounds and also scored eight points in the win.
The loss to ULL broke the Lady Trojans’ nine-game winning streak and the difference came in the fourth quarter.
Troy went into the final period of play holding a 52-49 lead but ULL outscored the Lady Trojans 30-21 in the final period to come away with the win. Troy also missed 13 free throws on the day.
Robinson led Troy again with 20 points, while senior Japonica James added 20 points off the bench along with six rebounds and two assists. Junior Tiyah Johnson chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.