Published 7:58 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Troy Athletics

The Troy women’s basketball program started the 2019-20 season in exciting fashion Tuesday night with a thrilling 101-52 victory over Fort Valley State inside Trojan Arena.

The nerves were running high for Troy in the opening quarter as the Trojans ended the first with just a 13-12 advantage. The Trojans found their groove in the second, going on a 27-8 run to blow the game wide open before closing out the first half with a buzzer-beating triple from Tyasia Moore.

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Coming out of the locker room Troy was poised to build off the momentum they had created in the second quarter, extending their lead with a 20-6 run to open the third frame. The route continued into the fourth as the Trojans were keen on opening the season with 100-points.

As the clock inched closer to zero the crowd started going crazy as the scoreboard sat at 99-points. After a couple of missed free throws, Alexus Dye climbed the later for the rebound and put up a shot, just beating the buzzer, to put Troy over the century mark in the first game of the season.

Japonica James opened her senior season in style on Tuesday setting new career-highs in multiple categories. James set new career marks in points (28), steals (6), free throws made (14) and free throws attempted (21). She also added eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes of action to her impressive opening night stat line.