Late Run Downs Trojans In Season-Opener

Late Run Downs Trojans In Season-Opener

Salisbury, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Catawba College, 74-70, on Friday night in the SAC/CC Challenge in Salisbury, N.C.

Score: Catawba 74, Mount Olive 70
Records: Mount Olive (0-1), Catawba (1-0)
Location: Salisbury, N.C.

How It Happened


  • In a back-and-forth battle, Catawba broke free to take a 20-13 lead at the end of the first ten minutes.
  • Junior Felecity Havens led the Trojans with five points in the opening period.


  • Catawba ran out on a 5-0 run to open the second quarter, pushing the Indians' lead to 25-13.
  • The Trojans roared back with a 12-0 run to close the half and grab a 36-33 lead at the break.
  • The run was spurred by a bucket and free-throw from both Daria Simmons and Rachel Fehl.


  • With the third period winding down, UMO increased its lead to nine on a layup by senior Kiara Jones with just six ticks left in the quarter.


  • UMO continued to push forward, increasing the Trojans' lead to 12 at the final media timeout.
  • Catawba cut away at Mount Olive's advantage little-by-little, as UMO's lead withered to just two at 68-66.
  • Havens added a much-needed basket for the Trojans to push UMO's lead back to four at 70-66 with 1:39 left in the contest.
  • In the final stages, Mount Olive could not stop the Indians as Catawba ended the game on an 8-0 run to secure the 74-70 victory.
  • In total, Catawba finished the contest on a 19-2 run over the last 4:46 of the game.


  • Havens led the Trojans with 16 points, adding seven boards and a pair of assists.
  • Opening the season with a double-double, senior Kiara Jones tallied 10 points and 10 boards.
  • Leading UMO with five assists was Fehl.
  • Catawba out-rebounded Mount Olive, 54-42, grabbing 22 offensive boards.
  • The Indians' Terri Rogers led all scorers with 29 points and 15 rebounds.

Mount Olive continues play in the SAC/CC Challenge on Saturday when the Trojans face Queens University at 2 p.m. in Salisbury, N.C.