Lauren James Notches 32 Points in Road Victory
GOSHEN, Ind. – The TU squad (5-2, 1-1 CL) picked up its first Crossroads League triumph of the season on Tuesday and was led by Lauren James who tossed in 32 points to help the team grab an 80-62 win over Goshen (0-4, 0-1 CL).
James posted a career-high in scoring in the win, while also reaching the highest individual point total for a Trojan since Kendall Bradbury in the 2018-2019 campaign. The junior dominated the fourth quarter, netting five-of-six shots from the field and three-of-four attempts from the foul line to collect 13 points.
The Purple and Gold built their lead off of turnovers, forcing six giveaways in the opening period and a total of 16 on the night. TU turned those GC turnovers into 28 points to help bolster its advantage.
The visiting Trojans were stout on defense in the third quarter, holding the Maple Leafs to just four points through the entire 10 minute stanza. Goshen went 1-for-11 from the floor, while being outrebounded by Taylor, 13-9. The strong third period for TU helped the squad notch its largest lead of the night of 27 points right after the start of the fourth quarter.
Madisyn Fischer was the Trojans second-leading scorer, as the senior recorded her career-high of 19 points for the third time this season. The 5-11 guard boasted a 60.0 field goal percentage on her way to double-digit points for the sixth time this year. Fischer also impressed with her passing, dishing out a team-high and career-best six assists.
In addition to her spectacular scoring night, James paced TU with six rebounds. The Seymour, Indiana native also helped her fellow teammates with five assists to score and assist on 43 total points in the win.
The Trojans are scheduled to return to Odle Arena in their next contest, taking on Mount Vernon Nazarene (0-2) on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm.