Women’s Basketball Falls at Home Against Troy


Jack Kelly

Courtesy of HerdZone

Luke Hamilton, Student Reporter

Marshall Women’s Basketball’s  losing streak rose to five games after their loss to Troy Thursday night, Jan. 19. The Thundering Herd’s overall record is now (9-9).

“Defensively, we can’t win giving up 87,” Tony Kemper, the Herd women’s basketball coach, said after the 87-77 loss. “When we’re playing well, this is a good defensive team, and we weren’t that tonight.” 

Marshall had two players who scored double figures, and junior guard Roshala Scott shined despite the loss. Scott ended with 29 points in just 30 minutes of play. Meanwhile, junior guard Abby Beeman had three of her four three pointers in the fourth quarter, but this still did not close the point gap against the Trojans.

The Marshall women’s team could not stop Troy at the three-point line. The Trojans finished the game shooting 55% from three. 

The Trojans had three players in double digits, with their highest scoring player Ja’Mia Hollings coming off the bench. The Troy women’s team is also one of the top rebounding teams in the nation and they came down with 51 boards tonight. Meanwhile, The Thundering Herd only grabbed 30 rebounds. 

Next up, Marshall will take on The Southern Miss Lady Eagles at the Cam Henderson Center. Tipoff for the Saturday game is at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 21.