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Troy defeats Alabama State, 66-62

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Troy’s Westley Hinton attempts a shot in the Trojans 66-62 win over Alabama State on Sunday. (Photo/Tyler Myers)

Troy improved to 4-2 on the season with a 66-62 win over Alabama State on Sunday.

The Trojans built a nine-point lead midway through the second half before Alabama State cut it to four with 27 seconds remaining. Troy used a pair of free throws from Emil Jones to hang on for the win.

Jones finished with a season-high 18 points. Alabama State’s Joshua Freelove scored a game-high 24.

Senior Justin Wright played in his first game of the season. Wright checked in with 6:48 left in the first half. he would score just three points in the game and finish 1-for-6 from the field.

Antoine Myers and Hunter Williams scored 10 points each for the Trojans.

Alabama State shoot 45% while the Trojans managed to hit 43% of their shots.

The Trojans victory marks the quickest to four wins since the 2007 season when the team also started 4-2.

Troy will take on UAB on Tuesday. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Author: Wes Johnson

Sports Editor - The (Troy) Messenger Troy, Alabama Covering Troy University athletics

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