01/23/10 — Trojan women outlast Bobcats

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Trojan women outlast Bobcats

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

BANNER ELK -- Mount Olive survived a late rally, overcame a huge discrepancy at the free throw line and defeated Lees-McRae 59-58 in their Conference Carolinas game Saturday afternoon.

Brittany Miller grabbed a rebound with one second left, which helped the Trojans (7-8 overall, 6-4 CC) snap a two-game skid. Miller finished with nine points and Laporsha Davis, who drained three second-half 3-pointers, scored 11.

Helen Moore and Andrea Jones chipped in 10 and nine points, respectively.

The Bobcats, one of the worst teams in CC play this season, owned a decisive 20-4 edge at the free throw line. LMC, which was whistled for just two first-half fouls, attempted 24 free throws compared to just five for MOC.

The Trojans led 50-39 with 7:42 left in regulation. The Bobcats pulled within 59-58 on Lauren Casey's field goal with 52 seconds to go. After an MOC turnover, Casey's potential game-winning shot fell off the mark into Miller's hands.

Mount Olive travels to Converse (S.C.) on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.