The University of Mount Olive men’s basketball team dropped a 76-51 game to Limestone College in Conference Carolinas action in Kornegay Arena on Friday afternoon.
Limestone opened the game as the aggressor as the Saints jumped out to a 18-0 lead with 13:39 left in the first period. UMO scored its first points of the contest on a jumper by sophomore Jamaal Matin that cut the Trojans’ deficit to 18-2 with 12:17 left in the half. The Saints increase their lead to its largest point in the first 20 minutes at 39-15 with 3:07 left in the first half before UMO used a 6-0 run to cut Limestone’s lead to 39-21 at the break. Coming out of the half, Limestone sprinted out on a 12-4 run to increase their advantage to 51-25 just 4:23 into the second period. The Trojans cut the deficit to 19 on a three-pointer by freshman Juwan Smith with 8:25 left in the game, but UMO would never draw closer in the Trojans’ 76-51 loss.
The University of Mount Olive women’s basketball team saw its seven-game win streak snapped as the Trojans fell 74-65 to Limestone College on Friday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.
Mount Olive held on to its lead until halfway through the third quarter. Limestone down 46-41 went on an 8-0 run of their own to take the lead back with 3:59 to go in the quarter. The Saints opened the final quarter with back-to-back buckets to give them a 54-51 cushion, a lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the contest.