Whitby powers Trojans over Flying Fleet
By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on January 24, 2009 11:14 PM
DUE WEST, S.C. - Jasmine Whitby became the first player in Mount Olive women's basketball history to record a "30-20" game with career highs of 32 points and 20 rebounds as the Trojans rallied from 11 points down for a 93-84 victory over Erskine in Conference Carolinas women's action on Saturday.
The win extends conference co-leader Mount Olive's school record winning streak to seven.
Whitby became the first Trojan women's basketball player in 14 years to pull down at least 20 rebounds and came within three boards of matching the school record.
Mount Olive (13-3 overall, 9-2 Conference Carolinas) fell behind by eight points early in the game after Erskine (10-6, 6-5) answered Whitby's opening basket with a 10-0 run. Whitby scored 15 of Mount Olive's first 20 points and her second three-pointer of the game put the Trojans back on top 20-19 with 9:54 left in the first half.
Tomeka Prichard scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half, while Brittney Robich added 17 points. Shequanta McGee dished out seven assists, while Brittany Miller added seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Prichard and Whitby both surpassed the 20-point mark in each of Mount Olive's three games this week. Whitby has averaged 27.7 points this week, while Prichard has averaged 25.0 points.
Langford notched a double-double for Erskine with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and led five Flying Fleet players in double figures. Morgan added 18 points and seven assists, while Timmerman finished with 16 points.
Mount Olive plays its fifth game in 11 days as the Trojans travel to Laurinburg, N.C., Monday to take on St. Andrews. The Trojans defeated St. Andrews 88-47 November 25 at Kornegay Arena.
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