Mount Olive Defeats Lees-McRae In Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals

Mount Olive Defeats Lees-McRae In Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Mount Olive Trojans defeated the Bobcats of Lees-McRae College on Monday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Championship Tournament in Kornegay Arena at Mount Olive, N.C.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Mount Olive 74 - Lees-McRae 60
Records: Mount Olive (17-10, 12-8), Lees-McRae (14-15, 10-10)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened
Play-by-Play

FIRST QUARTER

  • Azariah Fields scored the opening basket of the game 27 seconds into the opening quarter. 
  • The two teams proceeded to trade points back and forth through the next six minutes as the score sat knotted at 10 all at the four-minute mark.
  • Makayla Nichols hit a three-pointer off an assisted pass from Jada Bacchus to give UMO a 13-10 lead with 2:53 to go.
  • Lees-McRae closed out the quarter on a 9-3 run taking a 19-16 lead into the second quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Bacchus put in a layup that pulled the Trojans within a point and after the Bobcats converted a pair of free throws UMO went on a 9-0 run to take a 27-21 lead with 4:54 to play.
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THIRD QUARTER

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FOURTH QUARTER

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KEY STATS

  • Jada Bacchus led the Trojans with 21 points, seven short of her career-high. She also brought down 12 rebounds.
  • Kelly Post joined Bacchus with her first double-double of the season scoring 11 points and collecting 10 rebounds.
  • Felecity Havens, Azariah Fields, and Hope Toliver all scored double-figures with 15, 14, and 10 points respectively.

UP NEXT

Mount Olive will travel to Franklin Springs, Ga., where