Troy basketball to offer free admission Friday

Published 3:00 am Friday, November 21, 2014

By Sean Holohan

Troy women’s basketball will host Southland Conference opponent Southeastern Louisiana Friday in the Trojans’ 2014 home opener with a special noon tip off time.

“The special start time will allow area elementary and high school students a chance to join the Trojans.  Admission to the game will be free to all fans.  The game is also being played as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign and all children in attendance will receive a free bottle of water and fruit,” the university said in a press release.

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The Trojans (0-2) will play at home for the first time this season after traveling to Auburn last Friday and Clemson last Sunday in their first two games of the season. The Trojans lost 71-54 on Friday and 82-73 on Sunday.

Southeastern Louisiana (1-1), Trojan head coach Chandra Rigby’s alma mater, will visit Trojan arena after splitting their first two games of the season, a 109-60 loss at Minnesota and a 79-76 win at home against Southern University.

Troy senior forward Ronita Garrett lead the Trojans statistically last weekend in their two away contests.

Garrett finished with a double-double in each game, scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against Auburn and 16 points and 10 rebounds at Clemson.

And junior guard Ashley Beverly-Kelley scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, last weekend.

The Trojans will look to win their home opener for the second-straight year on Friday.

Troy is 1-3 all time against the Lions, with the teams last meeting in the 2003-2004 season.