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Trojans Hold Off Warhawks in Win

Tristan McGowen, [email protected]

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The Warhawks first home game in 19 days didn’t go as planned as the losses continue to pile up.

ULM returned home to Fant-Ewing Coliseum Thursday to face off against the Troy Trojans.

The loss marks the fifth straight for ULM pushing their record to (4-15) overall and (1-7) in conference play. ULM had four players scoring in double figures. ULM frehman guard Arsula Clark continues to put up points, given the opportunity. She had 18 points and six assit.

ULM jumped out to an early 10-4 lead in the first quarter. After Troy hit back to back three-point shots, the six-point lead was gone, and the game was tied at 10.

Sophomore guard Destini Lunsford knocked down a three pointer and a pair of free throws to push the lead to five about half way through the first quarter.

The back and forth battle continued as ULM managed to hold a three-point lead going into the second quarter, 24-21.

Both teams were trading blows, but ULM needed an all-around spark to win this game.

The Warhawks had some good moments in the first half, forward Gabriella Cortez and guard Arsula Clark combined for 20 of the teams first 42 points.

Field goal percentage was still lacking for the ULM though. They shot 35.1 percent from the field in the first half, including a 4-13 display from three-point land.

The battle continued as the Warhawks could never seem to get the upper hand on Troy after the half. After an early third quarter run for the Lady Trojans the score was set at 50-46.

But two big back to back threes by Cortez and Lunsford led ULM to their first lead of the second half, 52-51.

The lead disappeared before the Warhawks eyes behind a quick 11-4 run for Troy. The six-point lead was the largest held by either team in the second half.

After that run ULM struggled to take back the lead. Troy’s defense proved to be too much for the Warhawks comeback efforts.

They would only be able to take it back shortly in the fourth quarter before falling to a 16-9 run to end the game.

After showing that they can’t seem to win on the road (0-11), the home loss is devastating for ULM.

The Warhawks will look to rebound agasint their in-state rival ULL.

The home game is scheduled for Saturday, Febuary 3 at 2 p.m.

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