Women's Basketball

Bobcats Fall at Mount Olive

Bobcats Fall at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Junior Tayler Collins produced her eighth double-digit effort of the season with 11 points while the Lees-McRae women's basketball fell to Mount Olive, 80-38, in a Conference Carolinas game at Kornegay Arena Saturday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

The Trojans (8-11, 6-7 CC) used a stingy defense and 14 points from Tommarah Harris to claim their fourth win in five games. The Bobcats (5-14, 4-9) saw seniors Kerri Belcher (Roanoke, Va.) and Kabrina Truesdale (Wilmington, N.C.) record four steals each.

UMO led wire-to-wire while scoring 80 points for the first time since Dec. 20.

The Trojans' Ty Wallace tallied six of her 10 points and the defense held LMC without a point for 6:15 while the offense built an 18-2 lead with 13:16 on the clock.

Collins (Fayetteville, N.C.) nailed a pair of jumpers to shave the deficit to 12, 23-11.

Freshman Mackenzie Blankenship (Elizabethton, Tenn.) splashed a three to snap an UMO 7-0 run.

Truesdale connected on consecutive jumpers while the Trojans' Shylia Buie rattled off eight straight points.

Buie amassed 13 points while going 5-of-6 from the floor.

The Trojans increased the lead to 30 while the Bobcat offense was mummed for 6:35 of the second half.

Sophomore Niroska Perez (Asheville, N.C.) hit two of LMC's three three-pointers before Jakara White tallied eight consecutive points in the waning minutes of the contest.

The Bobcats welcome Belmont Abbey Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. to Williams Gymnasium.

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