MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team started fast Saturday afternoon at the University of Mount Olive but it ultimately fell by a score of 70-53. The loss pushes LMC's record to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in league action.
The opening half for the Bobcats started well. Lees-McRae held the lead for the bulk of the first half thanks to the play of the duo of Jala Holloman and Jessica Henderson. The tandem combined for 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. Even with the play of Holloman and Henderson, Mount Olive was still able to pull in front of Lees-McRae in the closing minutes of the second quarter to take a 33-32 lead into halftime.
Mount Olive kept the pressure on the Bobcats when the two teams returned to the court for the second half. UMO held a 52-47 advantage after three quarters before really separating itself from Lees-McRae in the fourth. The Trojans held the Bobcats to 2-for-10 shooting from the field in the final frame to finish of their 70-53 victory.
Individually, Holloman finished the afternoon with the most points for the Bobcats with 17 points. The 17-point effort set a new career-high for Holloman. Henderson added 12 points, while Davinique Campbell finished one point and one rebound away from a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.
Lees-McRae will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Emmanuel College at Williams Gymnasium. Tip-off for that contest is set for 5:30 p.m.