TROY, Ala. -- Emil Jones once again played a key role coming the bench and Troy defeated Louisiana-Monroe 64-55 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action.
Jones, coming off a season-high tying 18-point performance against Arkansas-Little Rock on Jan. 5, netted 17 Thursday on 7-of-13 shooting. The senior is averaging 10.1 points per game.Ray Chambers added 11 points off the bench, Hunter Williams had 10 points and Josh Warren grabbed nine rebounds for the Trojans (7-10, 2-4).Amos Olatayo paced the Warhawks (3-9, 2-4) with 17 points, and Marcelis Hansberry added 11. Jayon James, who had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Louisiana-Monroe's win over North Texas on Jan. 5, had just two points, one rebound and four assists Thursday.The win was the 495th for Troy's 32-year coach Don Maestri. Prior to the game, the Trojans held a ceremony to name the playing surface at Trojan Arena "Court Maestri."