By: Aly Durban
Samford Women’s Basketball started their season last week.
The Bulldogs welcomed Troy in their home and season opener last Monday. After leading at halftime 25-23, the Bulldogs eventually fell to the Trojans. Troy came out on top with a score of 66-62. The Trojans took off and went on an 8-3 run in the final 17 seconds.
Andrea Cournoyer led her team with 25 points and 38 minutes played. Sussy Ngulefac contributed 13 points in the post and tallied 31 minutes played.
Samford then traveled to Nashville, Tenn. to take on the Vanderbilt University Commodores last Thursday.
Cournoyer went on a 5-0 run to cut into the Commodores’ lead, but still trailed by 11 at halftime. In the second half, Vanderbilt pulled away with a 9-3 run and ended the game with a score of 81-51.
Cournoyer and Ngulefac combined for 26 points and 46 minutes played. Freshman Rylie Stephens scored a career-high 12 points in her second game as a Bulldog.
The Bulldogs traveled to Cookeville, Tenn. to take on Tennessee Tech last night.
The Dogs fell 75-70 against the Golden Eagles. Samford was trailing by three at the half, but Tennessee Tech eventually went on a run to solidify their lead and take the game.
Cournoyer led the charge with 28 points, six rebounds and four steals. Ngulefac had 21 points and eight rebounds to end the night.
The Bulldogs play again at Alabama A&M this Thursday at 5 p.m.