Mount Olive, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team toppled Emmanuel College, 77-58, on Saturday evening in Mount Olive, N.C.
Score: Mount Olive 77, Emmanuel 58
Records: Mount Olive (3-13, 2-6 CC), Emmanuel (10-6, 5-3 CC)
Location: Kornegay Arena, Mount Olive, N.C.
How It Happened
- The Trojans opened the contest hot offensively hitting seven of their first nine attempts to take a 17-8 advantage with 13:42 left in the half.
- A layup by Emmanuel cut UMO's lead to just six at 26-20 with 7:54 remaining on the clock.
- Both teams traded misses over the next two minutes before Emmanuel began to chip away at the Trojans' lead, eventually take a 32-30 lead on a 12-4 run with 3:35 left to play in the period.
- A three-pointer by Jamaal Matin with 1:15 remaining in the half gave UMO a 37-34 lead that was cut to just one at 37-36 on a layup by the Lions in the final 40 seconds of the half.
- Both teams struggled to pull away in the opening six minutes of the second half as a Lions' jumper cut UMO's lead to 51-50 with 13:35 left to play.
- After the Trojans' advantage was cut to one, Mount Olive used a 13-2 run to open up a 64-52 lead on Emmanuel, a lead that was insurmountable for the Lions.
- Emmanuel cut its deficit to ten at 64-54 with a pair of shots from the charity strip with 5:05 remaining on the clock, but UMO once again had a response, running away on a 13-4 run to end the contest and secure a 77-58 victory.
- Junior Tayon Gleaves led the Trojans with 19 points and a career-high seven assists.
- Also finishing in double figures were sophomore Jamaal Matin (17) who added 10 boards, freshmen Saiquan Jamison (14) and Cameron Robinson (12), and junior Emmanuel Patton (10).
- The Trojans shot a season-high 58% (30-52) from the field to the Lions' 38% (21-56).
- UMO also set a season-high in three-point shooting percentage with 63% (10-16) to Emmanuel's 8% (1-13)
- The Trojans edged Emmanuel in rebounds, 34-32.
Mount Olive hits the road for a single game road trip on Monday as the Trojans face North Greenville University at 7:30 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.