From UMO Media Relations
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive women’s basketball team won its first game of the season after defeating the Valkyries of Converse College 67-50 in Conference Carolinas action in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Tuesday. UMO improves to 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the conference, while Converse falls to 1-3, 0-3.
INSIDE THE SCORE
The Trojans scored the first eight points of the contest and Converse never saw an opportunity to tie the game or take the lead. The first quarter ended with the Trojans leading 20-11.
In the second quarter, the Trojans kept their foot on the gas and expanded their lead to 25-15. Converse went on a 7-0 run to try and close the gap, but still trailed 25-22 with 3:38 remaining in the second quarter. The Valkyries continued to put up a fight as Keyshuna Fair tied the game 28-28 at the 0:47 mark, but the Trojans were able to pull ahead 31-29 going into the break.
The third quarter started out with the Trojan’s Azariah Fields nailing a three-point shot at the 9:00 mark. Mount Olive found its hot hand and took control the rest of the third quarter, and the Trojans went on a 15-7 run to close the frame 49-36 at the horn.
Mount Olive’s momentum did not change in the fourth quarter, and the Trojans outscored Converse 18-14 in the fourth quarter. The Trojans ended the game with a comfortable lead and took the 67-50 victory.
MOUNT OLIVE LEADERS
The Trojans were led by Azariah Fields with 25 points, three assists and three steals. Ivanda Hudjakova and Teliyah Owens also joined in on the double-digit scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The Valkyries were led by Lindsey Hardin with 12 points.
The key moment of the game came in the final quarter when the Trojans took control with an 18-14 run to win by 17 points.
Mount Olive is back in conference action in Kornegay Arena for their home opener as they will host North Greenville University at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.