University of Mount Olive fell to King University 85-50 in Bristol, Tenn. Saturday night in Conference Carolinas men's basketball. Trojans were unable to comeback from a 21 point deficit in the first half.
Mount Olive (13-9 Overall, 8-6 Conference Carolinas) fell behind early as King (16-5, 11-2) hit back-to-back three-pointers to open up the game. The Trojans were able to keep the Tornado lead to single digits for a majority of the first half until King made a big run midway through. After a Dontrell Brite three-pointer with 10:18, King opened up an 11-2 run that pushed the lead to 30-17 with 5:45 remaining.
Jamaal Matin was able to stop the run with a jumper with 4:44 left. The Tornado proved to be too much as the first half ended with a 9-0 and King led 44-23.
The second half did not see a Mount Olive comeback as the King lead never fell below 20 for the remainder of the game.
Dominique Reed led the Trojans with 10 points and five rebounds.
Mount Olive will return home to Kornegay Arena this Tuesday to take on Lees-McRae at 7:30 p.m. in Mount Olive, N.C.