Trojans Snap Three-Game Losing Streak With 79-59 Win Over Limestone; Matin Eclipses 1,000 Career Points

Photos by Willis Brown
Photos by Willis Brown

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team defeated the Saints of Limestone College 79-59 on Wednesday evening in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action at Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C. Redshirt senior Jamaal Matin led the team with 20 points and eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark.

Score: Mount Olive 79, Limestone 59
Records: Mount Olive (7-12, 6-4), Limestone (10-9, 4-5)
Location: Timken Center | Gaffney, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Cameron Robinson got the Trojans on the scoreboard first with a layup approximately one minute into the game.
  • Limestone took a 3-2 lead that was short lived as the Trojans went on an 11-0 rally over four minutes to take a 10-point, 13-3 lead at the 16-minute mark.
  • UMO saw its lead grow to 16 points as the clock ticked towards 12:30 remaining in the first half following a three-pointer by Robinson that put the score at 23-7.
  • By the 8:30 mark, Mount Olive had taken a 20-point lead over the Saints, 32-12, following a made free throw from Don Pigford.
  • The Trojans took a 30-point lead, 46-16, after Tanner Poole sunk a layup off the Robinson assist with 2:24 remaining in the opening 20.
  • Sean Larimore gave the Trojans a little extra by scoring on a turn around jumper that put UMO ahead 48-16 as the teams entered halftime.


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Mount Olive travels to face the Saints of Limestone College on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30 P.M.