MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team fell 67-55 to the Hawks of Chowan University on Wednesday night in Murfreesboro, N.C. Jada Bacchus came up three points shy of tying her career-high 28 points, as she led all players with 25 points on the night.
Score: Chowan 67, Mount Olive 55
Records: Mount Olive (1-1), Chowan (2-1)
Location: Murfreesboro, N.C.
How It Happened
- A layup from freshman guard Azariah Fields put the Trojans on the scoreboard first 13 seconds into the opened quarter.
- At the 6:41 mark in the opening quarter Makayla Nichols scored a three-pointer to put UMO up one-point, 5-4.
- Chowan took a two-point, 7-5 lead, following a three-pointer of their own, but another Nichols three and a Jada Bacchus layup gave Mount Olive an 11-7 lead with 4:11 to play.
- Bacchus put up another layup to put UMO up 13-7, but CU closed out the first quarter with a 6-0 run to enter the second ten minutes knotted up at 13 all.
- The Hawks controlled the opening four minutes of the second quarter scoring 10 straight points to take a 23-13 lead.
- Mount Olive scored ten points to cut the Chowan lead to eight points 31-23 with 2:11 left in the half.
- Both teams scored a pair of points before time ran out as Chowan held a 33-25 lead at halftime.
- A 6-4 run by CU put the Hawks back ahead by 10 points, 39-29, four minutes into the third quarter.
- Chowan managed to hold on to a ten point lead until a Teliyah Owens layup pulled Mount Olive within seven points, 48-41, with 2:02 to play.
- One last Hawk basket before the quarter ended put Chowan ahead 50-41 with ten minutes left in regulation.
- Mount Olive scored the first basket of the fourth quarter but Chowan put up six quick points to take a 13 point, 56-43, lead.
- The Trojans scored 12 points the remainder of the fourth quarter but could not catch the Hawks who tallied 11 points in the final minutes to win the game 67-55.
- Jada Bacchus scored 25 points coming up three points shy of tying her career-high 28 points. Bacchus also tallied 13 rebounds, nine defensive, for her first double-double of the season.
The Trojans return to action on Saturday, November 17, when they travel to Elizabeth City, N.C., to take on the Vikings of Elizabeth City State University in non-conference women's basketball. First tip is set for 2:00 p.m.