12/20/07 — Trojan women stop Tiffin

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Trojan women stop Tiffin

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on December 20, 2007 1:48 PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- Brittney Robich scored 16 points and Lakeisha Monroe and Tomeka Prichard both posted double-doubles to lead Mount Olive to a 66-62 victory over Tiffin (Ohio) University at the Bahamas Sunshine Shootout on Tuesday.

Prichard tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Monroe added 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Trojans were victorious in their first-ever game outside of the United States. Prichard's double-double is the fourth in her last five games. Monroe's double-double is the first of her career and her 10 rebounds are a career high.

Mount Olive (5-3 overall) jumped out to a seven-point lead less than five minutes into the game and the margin grew to double digits, 23-12, after Monroe's basket with 7:51 left in the first half.

Tiffin (4-8) got as close as nine points, but Brittany Miller answered with a three-point play at the 4:04 mark. Shequanta McGee's 3-pointer in the final 45 seconds provided Mount Olive's biggest advantage, 33-16, at halftime.

The Dragons shot better than 52 percent in the second half and scored 46 points after the break, but Mount Olive was able to prevent a comeback. Robich, Prichard and Monroe accounted for 27 of the Trojans' 32 second-half points.

Keona Corley and Alisa Jones pulled down eight rebounds apiece as the Trojans outrebounded Tiffin 59-46. Corley also dished out a game-high six assists.

Mount Olive concludes play in the Bahamas Shootout today against Southern Indiana. Tip-off is 6 p.m. and live a webcast is available for the game, courtesy of USI. A link to the webcast will be posted on the MOC athletics Web site at www.moc.edu/mocathletics.