Women’s basketball falls to Troy

COURTESY OF ARKANSAS STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Morgan Wallace scored 16 points for the Red Wolves and grabbed 11 rebounds against the Troy Trojans.

The Arkansas State women’s basketball team fell at home to Troy 89-100 in Saturday night’s Sun Belt Conference matchup. This dropped the Red Wolves SBC record to 4-7 on the season.

Peyton Martin led the Red Wolves in scoring with 17 points while Morgan Wallace, Jireh Washington, Akasha Westbrook and Jada Ford all contributed in double figures. A-State’s overall record dipped to 9-13 on the season. Turnovers were a big problem for the Red Wolves in the game, A-State gave away the ball 23 times in the match-up.

Both team’s offenses exploded in the 4th quarter with the Trojans scoring 30 points and the Red Wolves 23 points. The Trojans hit five three-point shots in the 4th quarter and shot 52 percent from behind the arc in the game. This hurt the Red Wolves the most who only managed four made three-point shots all night.

The Red Wolves started the 3rd quarter on a 9-4 run which forced the Trojans into a timeout. A-State and Troy battled back and forth as the home team brought the game within two points at 59-57, then again within two points at 65-63. However, the Red Wolves never could never tie or take the lead with the quarter ending 70-66.

Arkansas State tried to erase an eight point 1st quarter deficit in the 2nd period and brought the early quarter score to 33-33 after a Jireh Washington layup and free throw. Troy forced the Red Wolves into eight turnovers in the 2nd quarter as they turned on their full court press. Morgan Wallace grabbed a team high five first half rounds despite missing part of the 2nd quarter with an apparent injury. Peyton Martin scored nine first half points but Troy was efficient with their scoring, totaling 53 first half points to A-State’s 42.

Troy flexed their offensive power in the first quarter out scoring the Red Wolves 26-18. While the home team could not find a rhythm on the offensive side of the ball, the Trojans shot 75 percent from behind the arc making six three-point baskets.

The Red Wolves are back in action Thursday, Feb.14 at Texas State. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

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