FMU women fall to Mount Olive
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 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 Dec. 19 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.
Mount Olive (5-1) was led by Hope Toliver who registered 16 points.
Men Tampa 72 Francis Marion 67
Francis Marion University junior forward Kainan Pouncy tallied season highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds, but the Patriots came up empty on a possession in the final seconds allowing the University of Tampa to secure a 72-67 victory Saturday on the final day of the Eckerd College Thanksgiving Men’s Basketball Classic.
FMU (1-4) will now take a break for exams before returning to action on Dec. 17 with a noon tip-off at the University of Mount Olive. The next home contest for the Patriots will be their Peach Belt Conference opener against the University of North Georgia on Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.