Crusaders Hold Off Trojans To Win 59-52

Crusaders Hold Off Trojans To Win 59-52

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's basketball team fell to the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College 59-52 on Wednesday evening in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C. Felecity Havens led the Trojan offense with 28 points.

Score: Belmont Abbey 59, Mount Olive 52
Records: Mount Olive (15-9, 11-7), Belmont Abbey (18-8, 14-4)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • The Crusaders opened the game on a quick 5-2 run but the Trojans came back to take a 10-7 lead following an 8-2 rally by UMO.
  • The teams knotted the score up twice at 10-all and 12-all before Mount Olive took a 14-12 lead on an Azariah Fields layup.
  • BAC responded with a three to take a slim 15-14 lead that they carried into the second quarter.


  • Belmont Abbey went up by seven points, 21-14, following back-to-back threes by the Crusaders to open the second quarter.
  • Felecity Havens scored five points to pull UMO within two, 21-19, but a 7-0 run by the Crusaders gave Belmont Abbey a nine-point, 28-19 lead with 2:56 left in the half.
  • UMO closed out the final three minutes on a 7-2 run to cut the BAC lead to four, 30-26, heading into the break.


  • Mount Olive fought back to tie the game at 30-all coming out of the break and took their first lead since the opening quarter on a three-pointer by Havens to go up 33-32.
  • Downing for Belmont Abbey scored five points to give the Crusaders a four-point 37-33 lead but Jada Bacchus scored three points on a layup and free throw to close the lead to one.
  • The Crusaders went on a 7-4 run to close the quarter and held a 44-40 lead going into the final ten minutes.


  • A Havens three had the Trojans trailing a single point after a minute of action in the fourth before the Crusaders took off on a 7-0 run that increased the score to 51-43.
  • A Spivey free throw gave BAC a 10-point lead, 54-44, with 3:24 to go in regulation.
  • The Trojans chipped away at the Crusaders lead on a made three from Fields and an and-one opportunity for Havens that put the score at 54-50.
  • Mount Olive had to foul to stop the clock but ran out of time to catch Belmont Abbey who hit 5-of-6 free throws to end the game 59-52.



  • Felecity Havens needs just 27 points to be the first Trojan in women's basketball history to reach 2,000 career points.
  • She is now tied with Teneal Boone for second with 917 career rebounds and needs 30 to tie Latoria Harvey for first (947).


Mount Olive will return to the friendly confines of Kornegay Arena for their last regular season game and Senior Day against the Crusaders of North Greenville. UMO and NGU tipoff at 2 p.m. following the senior day ceremony recognizing Felecity Havens.