TSU women come out on top of BSC

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 9, 2001

BIRMINGHAM ­ The Troy State women’s basketball team won its third game in a row Saturday, as they defeated Birmingham Southern 65-57 with the help of sophomore Thea Herring’s team-leading 20 points.

Herring scored the first seven points of the game for Troy State as they jumped out to a 23-13 lead midway through the first half. Herring also finished the game with a team-leading eight rebounds, narrowly missing out on her third double-double of the season.

At the start of the second half, the Lady Trojans came out cold going scoreless for the first five minutes. Troy State missed their first five shots and turned the ball over three times. Troy State sophomore Jenifer McInnis ended the drought with her fourth jumper of the game. The Lady Trojans finished the game with a 24-17 run.

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"I thought our girls played a great game," head coach Jerry Hester said. "To come into somebody else’s gym and answer their run shows that we are gaining confidence."

The victory improves Troy State’s record to 3-2 while Birmingham Southern falls to 4-4.

The Lady Trojans will be back in action Dec. 15, as they take on Cincinnati in the Bearcat Invitational at 3 p.m.