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By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on February 12, 2009 1:46 PM


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MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's basketball teams are ranked No. 9 in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll released Wednesday.

The Trojan men (14-7 overall) jumped into the top 10 on the strength of an eight-game winning streak. Mount Olive owns a one-game lead over archrival Barton, ranked No. 7 in the region, in Conference Carolinas action.

The Trojan women, the reigning Conference Carolinas champions, continue their streak of three consecutive weeks among the region's top-10 teams. Mount Olive (18-3 overall) has won a school-record 12 straight games.

The teams travel to league rival Coker (S.C.) College today.


MOUNT OLIVE -- One day after tumbling to No. 27 in the Collegiate Baseball Division II poll, the Mount Olive College baseball team is ranked sixth in the first regular-season Ping Baseball Division II poll.

Mount Olive (5-3 overall) begins defense of its Conference Carolinas regular-season championship Saturday at archrival Barton. The doubleheader begins at noon on the Nixon Field diamond.