Trojans Topped By Saints 76-67 In Conference Action

Trojans Topped By Saints 76-67 In Conference Action

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team fell to the Saints of Limestone College 76-67 in Conference Carolinas action on Wednesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C. Four Trojans scored in double-digits in the loss.

Score: Limestone 76, Mount Olive 67
Records: Mount Olive (5-3, 1-1), Limestone (4-5, 3-1)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive got on the scoreboard first as Makayla Nichols connected on a layup 1:20 into the game.
  • Nichols basket spurred an 11-4 run by the Trojans throughout the first quarter as UMO held the Saints to a pair of free throws and a single layup.


  • Limestone came out in the second quarter on a 10-0 run through the first four minutes to take a 14-11 lead over Mount Olive.
  • A Kelly Post jump shot and free throw knotted the score up at 14 all with four minutes to play before the Saints took off on a 10-4 rally to lead 24-18 at the 1:35 mark.
  • The Saints lead grew to eight points, 26-18, following a pair of free throws but four straight points by Felecity Havens, two free throws and a layup, pulled the Trojans within four points heading into halftime down 26-22.


  • Limestone scored first on a three-pointer taking a 29-22 lead as the teams came out of the intermission.
  • Mount Olive rallied scoring eight consecutive points taking a one-point, 30-29, lead at the 7:33 mark of the third quarter.
  • The Saints retaliated with an 8-4 run that put them ahead by three points 37-34 at the 4:12 mark.
  • The Trojans kept within reach of the Saints but trailed 49-40 heading into the final ten minutes of the game.


  • Mount Olive took the first four points of the fourth quarter to pull within five points of Limestone, 49-44.
  • Over the next two minutes, the Saints scored eight points to take a 10-point lead, 57-47, over the Trojans as the clock approached 6:57 remaining.
  • UMO again cut the Limestone lead to five following a Havens three and a Kennedi Jones layup that put the score at 57-52, but the Trojans ran out of time as the Saints claimed the nine-point, 76-67 victory.



The Trojans are back in action this weekend as they hit the road for a Conference Carolinas contest against the Warriors in Central, S.C. Mount Olive will take on Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, December 15, at 2 p.m. at Tysinger Gymnasium.