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MOC women improve Regional ranking

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on February 5, 2009 1:46 PM

MOC Sports Information

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College women's basketball team climbed to No. 9 in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll released Tuesday.

The Trojans (15-3 overall) own a half-game lead over archrival Barton, ranked No. 10 regionally, in Conference Carolinas play. Mount Olive carries a nine-game win streak to league newcomer Converse (S.C.) College today. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m.

Joining the Trojans in this week's top 10 are four teams each from the South Atlantic Conference and Peach Belt Conference. Perennial SAC power Lenoir-Rhyne remains No. 1 for the second straight week.

Mount Olive and all of the Conference Carolinas schools moved from the East Region to the Southeast Region to start the 2008-09 season. The champions from Conference Carolinas, the PBC and SAC earn automatic bids to the Southeast Regional in March. The next five highest-ranked teams receive at-large invitations.