Trojan women downed in Louisiana

Published 11:13 pm Monday, January 19, 2009

MONROE, La. — A slow start put Troy behind early and the Trojans were never able to recover, falling to the ULM Warhawks 70-42 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in front of a national television audience.

Donette McNair recorded her fifth double-double of her career in the loss, collecting 10 points and 11 rebounds.

She recorded double-digit rebounds for the sixth time this season, grabbing six in the second half.

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Lottie Moore led ULM (11-7, 4-3 Sun Belt) with 19 points. Sannisha Williams added 13 points, while Ashley Wallis added 10 and Jesse Carrier 10.

A sluggish start by the Trojans (8-9, 3-4 Sun Belt) had them fighting from behind in the opening minutes of the contest.

Through the first 4:36 of the game, Troy committed five turnovers enabling ULM to run out to a 10-5 lead.

After the game was tied, McNair gave the Trojans a 12-10 lead with 13:21 to play in the opening half. ULM tied the game at 12-all when Moore hit a short jumper, before Morrissy gave Troy a 14-12 lead with 12:54 remaining in the opening half.

After ULM tied the score at 14-all just outside of the first media timeout, Troy went 10 minutes without a field goal.

Although the Trojans came out strong in the second half, they were never able to overcome their first half drought.

For the game, Troy shot 26.8 percent (15-of-56) from the floor. Meanwhile, ULM shot 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the floor.

Troy returns to action Wednesday night in Trojan Arena. The Trojans are looking to rebound against the University of New Orleans at 7 p.m.