02/13/11 — Trojans earn softball, basketball victories

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Trojans earn softball, basketball victories

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on February 13, 2011 1:51 AM

MOC Sports Information

MOUNT OLIVE -- Robbin Kennedy drove in four runs, two coming on a home run in a four-run fifth inning as Mount Olive scored eight unanswered runs for a 13-6 victory over Mercyhurst in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader Saturday at Nancy Chapman Cassell Field. Olivia Poplin had three runs batted, while Kelly Minshew was 4-for-4 with two rbi's. Trojan second baseman Courtney Bell set a school single-game defensive record by assisting on three double plays.

 The Trojans settled for a split as three errors in the top of the third led to five unearned runs and helped give Mercyhurst a 7-2 victory. Laker starter Amanda Norman combined with two relievers on a six-hitter.

The doubleheader was the home opener for the Trojans and 2011 season opener for Mercyhurst.

Mount Olive (2-2) used a four-run third inning to take its first lead of game one. Kennedy and Minshew had rbi-singles and Alyssa Bradshaw's two-run double put the Trojans on top 4-1. After Mercyhurst scored a run in the top of the fourth on Andrea Sauers' rbi-single, the Trojans answered in the bottom of the inning when Anna Munizza scored on Minshew's single.

Women's basketball

DUE WEST, S.C. -- Senior Jasmine Whitby had 26 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead Mount Olive College to a 79-66 road victory over Erskine  College in a Conference Carolinas women's basketball battle Saturday.

Andrea Jones added 19 points and Laporsha Davis chipped in 11 for the Trojans, who improved to 16-6 overall and 13-3 in league play. Point guard Shequanta McGee played 20 minutes  in her first action since suffering a concussion on January 30, and matched her season-high with six rebounds.

The victory completed a season sweep of the matchup for Mount Olive. The Trojans defeated Erskine, 80-49, at Kornegay Arena. The win also marked Mount Olive's fourth straight win  overall. The Trojans will go for five in a row on Tuesday when they face Coker College in a 5:30 p.m. matchup in Hartsville, S.C.