Men's Basketball Falls to Barton College 84-61

Men's Basketball Falls to Barton College 84-61

WILSON, North Carolina - The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team fell to Barton College 84-61 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday night. The Bulldogs improve to 13-13 overall and 11-8 in the conference, while Mount Olive falls to 15-11, 9-9.

Barton opened the contest scoring the first five points before UMO responded with two points of their own to draw the early deficit to 5-2 with 17:55 remaining. The Bulldogs maintained their lead for the entirety of the first half not allowing Mount Olive a chance to tie the game and took a 42-20 lead into the break

The second half began with a Trojan basket at the 19:39 mark and brought the deficit down to 48-24.  Mount Olive outscored the Bulldogs in the second half, but it would not be enough to overcome the first-half deficit and the Trojans fell 84-61.

The Trojans were led by Darius Spragley with 11 points. 

The Bulldogs were led by Isaiah Reddish with 27 points. Michael Boykin and Blake Burdack had double-digit scoring performances with 18 and 13 points.

The key moment of the game was the entire first half when Barton jumped out to a 43-20 lead, one that was not to be overcome, and took control of the game from the start and utilized that to win the contest 84-61,


Mount Olive will back on the court Saturday for senior night in Kornegay Arena, February 22nd facing North Greenville at 4 P.M.