Patriots suffer first loss, 67-59 at UMO

Patriots suffer first loss, 67-59 at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE, NC – Despite junior forward Kiana Adderton's third-career double-double performance, Francis Marion University suffered its first loss of the season 67-59 to the University of Mount Olive, Saturday (Nov. 30) afternoon in non-conference women's basketball action.

Francis Marion drops to 4-1 and will now break for exams.  FMU will travel to Belmont Abbey College on Tuesday, Dec. 17, for a noon tip-off.  The next home contest for the Patriots will be their Peach Belt Conference opener against the University of North Georgia at 5:30 p.m.

Adderton led FMU with 24 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, followed by sophomore center Zaria Woods with eight points and eight rebounds. Senior 6-2 center Tatyana McClaney added seven points, while senior guard Abigail Bullock led the team with three steals while also chipping in four points for FMU.

The Patriots shot 35.8 percent from the floor and were 7-of-12 at the free throw stripe.

Mount Olive (5-1) was led by Hope Toliver who registered 16 points, while guards Azariah Fields and Jada Bacchus added 14 points each. Bacchus also led the Trojans with 12 rebounds.

The Trojans connected on 40.7 percent of their field goal attempts and hit 17-of-21 free throws.

FMU never trailed over the opening 20 minutes and led by as many nine points on several occasions before settling for a 31-27 halftime advantage.

In the second half, Mount Olive shot over 50 percent from the floor and outscored the Patriots 40-28.  The Trojans took a 39-37 lead on a pair of free throws by Makayla Kimble with 3:35 left in the third quarter and led 47-45 at the end of the period.

Two free throws by Patriot junior guard Camryn Johnson tied the contest at 53-53 at the midway point of the fourth quarter.  UMO scored nine of the game's next 11 points to hold a commanding 62-55 into the final minute.

 

11/30/19 2:00 pm at Mount Olive, NC (Kornegay Arena)
MOUNT OLIVE 67, FRANCIS MARION 59
FRANCIS MARION (4-1)
Kiana Adderton 10-18 2-2 24; Zaria Woods 3-4 2-2 8; Tatyana McClaney 3-7 1-4
7; Camryn Johnson 2-5 2-4 6; Kristian Wall 2-6 0-0 4; Abigail Bullock 2-12
0-0 4; Khamele Manning 1-6 0-0 3; Scarlett Gilmore 1-2 0-0 3; Briana White
0-2 0-0 0; Taylor Simmons 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 24-67 7-12 59.
MOUNT OLIVE (5-1)
Hope Toliver 8-14 0-0 16; Jada Bacchus 4-8 6-6 14; Azariah Fields 4-12 5-9
14; Ivanda Hudjakova 3-7 2-2 8; Makayla Nichols 2-6 2-2 7; Makayla Kimble
1-5 2-2 4; Zarya Poulava 1-3 0-0 2; Teliyah Owens 1-1 0-0 2; Kiara Jackson
0-0 0-0 0; Sherry Johnson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 17-21 67.
Francis Marion................   18   13   14   14  -   59
Mount Olive...................     13   14   20   20  -   67
3-point goals--Francis Marion 4-21 (Kiana Adderton 2-4; Khamele Manning 1-3;
Scarlett Gilmore 1-1; Camryn Johnson 0-1; Kristian Wall 0-3; Abigail Bullock
0-5; Taylor Simmons 0-4), Mount Olive 2-8 (Azariah Fields 1-2; Makayla
Nichols 1-3; Ivanda Hudjakova 0-1; Makayla Kimble 0-1; Jada Bacchus 0-1).
Fouled out--Francis Marion-None, Mount Olive-None. Rebounds--Francis Marion
35 (Kiana Adderton 12), Mount Olive 33 (Jada Bacchus 12). Assists--Francis
Marion 11 (Abigail Bullock 2; Kristian Wall 2; Khamele Manning 2), Mount
Olive 14 (Azariah Fields 7). Total fouls--Francis Marion 22, Mount Olive 15.
Technical fouls--None. A-57