Trojans Fall To Crusaders On Parks And Rec Night

Trojans Fall To Crusaders On Parks And Rec Night

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team fell to the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College 85-68 on Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas men's basketball action in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Belmont Abbey 85 - Mount Olive 68
Records: Mount Olive (11-15, 9-7), Belmont Abbey (19-6, 12-3)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Tanner Poole got the Trojans on the scoreboard first but the Crusaders quickly turned the table as they went on a 17-2 run that gave Belmont Abbey a 13-point, 17-4, lead at the 14:32 mark.
  • Over the next four minutes, Mount Olive chipped away at the BAC lead to pull within seven points, 25-18, but the Crusaders went on a 10-2 run to take a 15-point lead, 35-20, with the clock hitting 6:57.
  • The Crusaders held on to their advantage throughout the remainder of the opening half as the teams entered halftime with the score sitting at 46-32.


  • BAC scored the first seven points of the second half to open up a 21-point lead, 53-32, with 18:11 remaining.
  • Jamaal Matin helped lead the Trojans on a 19-9 rally that pulled Mount Olive within 10 points, 61-51, as the clock neared the 12-minute mark.
  • Belmont Abbey took an 18 point lead following a 10-2 run with the clock ticking under nine minutes.
  • The Crusaders held on to a double-digit lead through the remainder of the game to win by 17 points, 85-68.



Mount Olive is back in action at Kornegay Arena after a week off to celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Trojans will recognize seniors Tanner Poole and Jamaal Matin in the celebrations prior to the start of the game. UMO will host the Crusaders of North Greenville at 4 p.m.