Trojans Fall To Warriors In Conference Action

Trojans Fall To Warriors In Conference Action

CENTRAL, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team fell to the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action in Historic Tysinger Gymnasium. 

Score: Southern Wesleyan 75, Mount Olive 72
Records: Southern Wesleyan (5-9, 4-4), Mount Olive (6-10, 4-4)
Location: Central, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive held a 3-0 lead on the scoreboard for about three and a half minutes before Southern Wesleyan scored at 7:28 and went on an 8-0 run over the next three minutes.
  • The Trojans countered with an 11-4 run that helped them tie and take the lead in the game 14-12 with 95 seconds left in the first quarter.
  • SWU closed out the quarter on a 7-4 spurt that gave them a one-point lead, 19-18, heading into the second quarter.


  • The teams were neck and neck through the opening four minutes of the second quarter with neither team gaining a lead larger than four, held by SWU 26-22 at 6:06. 
  • SWU went up by six, 32-26, but the Trojans hit a three by Felecity Havens to cut the lead to three with just over four to play.
  • The score stayed around the three to five point range with the Warriors holding the lead as the teams entered halftime with the score sitting at 41-35.


  • Southern Wesleyan came out of halftime to take a seven-point lead that the Trojans cut to two, 45-43 with 6:57 on the clock.
  • The Trojans let the lead get up to eight, 51-43, following a 6-0 run by the Warriors before going on their own 6-0 run to put the difference back at two points, 51-49.
  • UMO went on a 7-4 run to take the lead 56-55 with 2:15 left in the quarter but SWU would not back down and came back to take a three-point lead 59-56 with 78 seconds to play.
  • Mount Olive again came back to take a one-point lead, 60-59 with 11 seconds left, but a buzzer beater three by Southern Wesleyan gave them the 62-60 lead heading into the fourth.


  • The Warriors went on a 5-0 run to open the fourth quarter taking the 67-60 lead with seven and a half to play.
  • Mount Olive tied the game up at 69 all and took a two-point lead following their own 11-2 run over SWU to lead 71-69 with 5:12 remaining on the clock.
  • Neither team scored again for three minutes until SWU hit a free throw that spurred a three-point spurt for the Warriors who took a two-point lead, 73-71, with 14 seconds to go.
  • The Trojans had an opportunity to tie the game on a pair of free throws but only connected on one putting the score at 73-72 with three seconds left.
  • A foul by the Trojans to try and conserve the remaining time allowed SWU to take two free throws, which were both good, as the Warriors won 75-72.



The Trojans return to action on January 15 as they travel to Tigerville, S.C. to face Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. The Trojans and Crusaders tip-off at 2 p.m. in game one of the women's and men's doubleheader.