01/23/10 — Easley blitzes LMC for 30 points

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Easley blitzes LMC for 30 points

By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on January 23, 2010 11:10 PM

BANNER ELK -- Preseason All-American candidate Kendrick Easley, coming off his lowest-scoring output of the season, rediscovered his offensive groove Saturday afternoon.

Held to seven points just three days ago against archrival Barton, Easley poured in a game-high 30 points as Mount Olive drilled in-state rival Lees-McRae 90-73 in Conference Carolinas play.

Easley converted 10 of 22 shots from the floor, grabbed five rebounds and dished out a team-high four assists. Craig Hayes contributed 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting, while Brandon Allen just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Trojans (12-4 overall) extended their win streak to eight games and improved to 10-0 against conference opposition this season. MOC collected 17 points off 17 Bobcat turnovers.

Lees-McRae fell to 2-14 overall and 1-8 in the league.

Mount Olive returns home Thursday for a conference contest against in-state rival St. Andrews. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Arena.