If the season opener is any indication about the things to come at Troy this season, it could be a very fun year for the Trojans.

Under the direction of first-year Trojans coach Paul Bremigan, the host squad built a 10-point halftime lead on Saturday in their season opener against St. Mary’s, and cruised to a 66-44 victory, giving the longtime area coach Bremigan his first win at the helm of the Trojans.

“I thought the kids played well tonight,” Bremigan said following the win. “They were very unselfish. It was a good team win, and our defense was solid tonight.”

Romello Yaqub led the way for the Trojans with a team high 21 points, as he was one of 11 players to get into the scorebook in the win.

Also scoring for Troy were Austin Persinger with 10 to give the Trojans two players in double figures. Ryan McClurg added seven, Mechia Linton and Zach Reichelderfer each added six, Keenan Kinnel scored five, Trey Bucio four, while scoring two each were Zion Taylor, DeMarcus Moody and Austin Funderburg, while Esteban Stafford scored one.

Troy was up ten points in the third period, and went on an 11-0 run aided by steals and breakaways.

“I thought that was the difference there,” Bremigan said. “We did a nice job handling the ball well there, and we played similar to the preseason.”

“A lot of stuff is new to the kids, and we just have to keep getting better. It doesn’t matter if I am a first year coach here or not, they have to just go out and get better at what you do. The kids have made strides, and we will get back at it and find the things to fix.”

Troy is at Fairmont on Friday night, before hosting Fairborn next Tuesday for a 7:30 game.

Troy Girls Basketball- The Troy girls’ basketball team suffered another tough loss last week, falling in a non-league contest to Oakwood at home 46-42, dropping their record on the season to 0-2.

The game was even in the first half, as Oakwood clung to a 22-20 lead at the break, only to watch as Troy pulled ahead with a big third quarter, and the Trojans led 35-31 heading to the final eight minutes of play.

Courtney Eggleston, who was 17-18 from the free throw line in the game, connected with her only field goal of the game late in the game with a clutch three-pointer, giving Oakwood the win.

Kennedi Kyzer led the way for the Trojans with 11 points, while Bailey Hess and Sierra Besecker each added six points and three assists in the loss.

The Trojans return to action tomorrow night, as they host Fairmont in a 7:30 tip.