Women of Troy falter at last-place Colorado

first_imgThe Women of Troy were unable to muster a comeback Sunday on the road as Colorado recorded its first conference win of the season in a 66-63 nail-biter.  Colorado (6-15, 1-9) junior Haley Smith scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the victory over USC (16-6, 4-6).  Freshman Kennedy Leonard scored 17 points, including a crucial layup with 30 seconds remaining that extended the Colorado lead to 64-58.  Fellow freshman Alexis Robinson chipped in 10 points of her own. Temi Fagbenle led the Women of Troy with 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Sadie Edwards followed up her 24-point performance against Utah with a 14-point performance Saturday. Colorado came into today as the worst team in the Pac-12 but they played the game with more energy and poise than the Trojans. Colorado was able to wear down the shorthanded Women of Troy — who were visibly tired in the closing moments of the game — by pushing the pace and moving the ball.It was a disappointing start for the Trojans as they struggled throughout the first half on both ends of the floor. USC committed nine turnovers while shooting 8-of-22 from the field on the offensive end while allowing Colorado to shoot 14-of-27. USC was fortunately able to head into halftime only down 31-27, able to keep within striking distance by attacking the basket aggressively, resulting in 12 free-throw attempts, eight more than Colorado.  The Women of Troy didn’t play much better to start the second-half, shooting 2-of-10 to begin the third quarter while playing substandard defense. USC switched up to a full-court press but this was ineffective for much of the third quarter as Colorado was able to move the ball effectively, leaving the Women of Troy scrambling on defense. The Buffaloes were able to extend their lead to 47-41 heading into the fourth.The Trojans started the fourth quarter much better, strongly attacking the basket and relentlessly pressuring Colorado into careless turnovers and bad possessions.  The Women of Troy were able to tie the game at 51-51 on a layup by Fagbenle but Colorado immediately countered with a layup by Kennedy Leonard to retake the lead.  Colorado continued to hit shots and outhustled USC to notch its first conference victory of the season.The Women of Troy suffered a brief scare in the second quarter when Edwards turned her ankle while trying to help on defense. Edwards fell to the ground and came up limping. Fortunately, she was able to return later in the second quarter after being evaluated by medical personnel.  With the loss, USC drops to 4-6 in conference play and remains in a tie with Utah and Oregon for sixth in the standings.  The Women of Troy continue their road trip next week with games against Arizona and No. 8 Arizona State.last_img read more

10 things to know about Sumner County football going into week #2…

first_img5. Weird schedulingOxford plays Udall not once, but twice this season. Oxford hosts Udall in week #3 before traveling to Udall in week #9. 3. What else was significant about that game?Oxford beat South Haven for the very first time in eight-man football.The Wildcats have been playing eight-man football for six years going and it seems every time they got things rolling in the positive direction, a game with South Haven would loom and ruin all momentum.It appeared early Friday that things might have changed after Oxford scored four touchdowns in the first quarter. 9. Caldwell at Udall…The Bluejays pulled out a close one against Central-Burden winning 8-6. This game will be a tough one. The Eagles annihilated Norwich 56-6 in week one. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments CV-Dexter at Argonia-Attica South Barber at Oxford Sedan at South Haven Week #2 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things you need to know about Sumner County football games this week: Conway Springs at Medicine Lodge 1. So what is the schedule for week #2? 7. Conway Springs stays focused…Conway Springs drilled Bluestem 55-14 in the season opener and it was 28-0 at halftime. Granted that is a shellacking. But when it comes to shellackings, this one wasn’t the Cardinals’ biggest against Bluestem teams in years past. The reason? Some observers said Bluestem is looking much better.The Lions actually ran more offensive plays than the Cardinals: 49 to 47. Granted a lot of it was during garbage time and that tends to happen when Conway Springs is averaging 9.5 yards per play. But Bluestem also accumulated 242 yards and 11 first downs, including a 79 yard run from a back named Lane Moran in the fourth quarter. Does this mean anything? Probably not. Conway Springs is heavily favored when it travels to Medicine Lodge Friday. But for Bluestem, who has played some of the worst football in years for so long, the Conway Springs game may be promising. 6. Still looking for win…A coach will tell you that there is no such thing as a moral victory. However, Belle Plaine’s 15-9 loss to Medicine Lodge is close to a moral victory, considering it was much more lopsided in 2013. This will be a tough weekend for Belle Plaine which travels to Garden Plain. The Owls will be looking for a win after losing to Cheney 35-21. Belle Plaine at Garden Plain Caldwell at Udall 8. Sedan at South Haven…Sedan whipped Elk Valley 66-0, while South Haven lost to Oxford 72-38. This will mark the second home game for South Haven, which would like to get a win before taking to the road. 10. Cedar Vale-Dexter at Argonia-Attica…Just to put this in perspective. This game involves four different Kansas towns. Yes, rural America’s population is shrinking.Follow us on Twitter. 2. Anything unusual from week #1? Daeyln HaskinsHow about this stat: Oxford’s Daelyn Haskins had seven touchdowns including two of those on kickoff/punt returns in the Wildcats 78-42 win over South Haven in the season opener.Haskins may have broken a school record with his seven touchdowns in one game, Oxford head coach Shawn Burkes said.His kickoff return for a touchdown tied the state record in eight-man football. He has eight of them over his career.And the season has just begun… 4. So who does Oxford play this week? Well, maybe its the word “South” that is giving Oxford such a hard time. South Barber will come to Oxford as the prohibitive favorite this Friday for the Wildcat opener.Pratt Skyline did beat the Chieftains 48-32 last week, but Skyline is a powerhouse in 8-man D1 and South Barber is still ranked No. 5 in the latest eight-man division II poll. Make no mistake, though. A win over South Barber this weekend and Oxford will be turning heads across the state of Kansas.last_img read more