TROY, Ala. - The Troy University women's basketball team defeated visiting Armstrong State University, 118-72, in an exhibition contest on Thursday evening in Troy, Ala.
The exhibition was the third this season for the Pirates against a Division I opponent - previously Armstrong State lost at the College of Charleston, 66-57, on November 2nd and defeated Savannah State, 72-68, in overtime on November 7th.
Troy jumped out to a 26-18 lead in the first quarter, then used a 14-0 run in the second quarter to build a 55-28 lead at the break. The Trojans shot 52.1 percent in the second half en route to the 46-point victory.
The Trojans finished the game hitting 47.9 percent from the floor (46-of-96) while the Pirates shot just 34.8 percent (23-of-66). Troy knocked down 12-of-30 threes (40 percent) while the Pirates made 9-of-29 shots from long range (31 percent). The Trojans made 14-of-22 free throws (63.6 percent) while the Pirates made 17-of-30 free throws (56.7 percent).
Armstrong State was led by junior Machala Raymonville, who scored a game-high 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-11 from three-point range and 5-of-10 from the fre throw line. Junior Mercedes Jenkins added 17 points.
Troy placed five players in double figures, led by 19 points from Jayla Chills. Amber Rivers and Amanda Mendoza each added 13 points, while Harriet Winchester and Claresa Banks added 10 points apiece.
Armstrong State returns to action on Wednesday, January 4th, hosting Young Harris College in a Peach Belt Conference contest at Alumni Arena at 5:30 p.m.