Trojans Pick Up 99-64 Win Over Falcons

Ni'Ya Styles against Saint Augustine's (Photo by Bobby Williams)
Ni'Ya Styles against Saint Augustine's (Photo by Bobby Williams)

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team defeated the Falcons of Saint Augustine's University 99-64 on Wednesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 99, Saint Augustine's 64
Records: Saint Augustine's (1-1), Mount Olive (1-2)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive scored the first eight points of the game before Saint Augustine's even got on the board at the 7:37 mark.
  • SAU pulled within four points (10-6) before UMO went on a 12-4 run that closed out the first quarter with the score sitting at 22-10.


  • The Trojans continued to grow their lead scoring the first eight points of the quarter going up by 20 points.
  • A layup in the seventh minute ended the Falcon drought but the relentless Trojans continued pushing going on an 8-3 run increasing their lead to 25 (40-15).
  • Two free throws (5:12) for SAU started a small run by the Falcons who outscored the Trojans 14-5 over the next four minutes.
  • UMO in the final minute scored six points including a buzzer-beater three-point shot by Styles that gave the Trojans a 20 point advantage heading into halftime leading 51-31.


  • Mount Olive went on a 16-6 run in the first six minutes of the quarter.
  • UMO grew their lead to 30 points (67-37) on a layup by Felecity Havens at the four and a half minute mark.
  • The Trojans led 74-37 at 2:51 before the Falcons went on a 10-7 run closing out the third quarter.


  • Saint Augustine's opened the scoring in the fourth quarter on a pair of baskets to put the score at 81-51 trailing Mount Olive by 30.
  • UMO went on an 8-2 run that gave them an 89-53 lead with just under five minutes to play.
  • SAU outscored UMO in the final four minutes 12-10 but the Falcons fell short as the Trojans picked up their first win of the 2017-18 season 99-64.


  • Ni'Ya Styles had 22 points on the night with 20 coming in the first half alone as she completed eight of 15 shot attempts in the opening two quarters.
  • Jada Bacchus recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Kennedi Jones totaled 16 points making eight of 11 shots and added six rebounds.


  • Five Trojans were in double-digits against the Falcons.
  • UMO out rebounded SAU 54-41 overall and recorded 10 more defensive rebounds than the Falcons (36-26).


The Trojans return to action on Friday, Nov. 17, as they travel to Pembroke, N.C. to face the Braves of UNC Pembroke. Game time is set for 6 p.m.