Former Warriors earn conference honors

Published 8:52 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mount Olive sophomore guard Andrea Jones (Nansemond River) was named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday and followed her award up with a big role in Mount Olive’s 68-66 win versus Queens Wednesday night.


Queens led 64-58 with 1:52 left. Jones capped a Lady Trojan comeback with the final four points of the game.

Jones stole a Queens inbounds pass and turned it into a lay-up to tie the score with 0:24 left.

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Mount Olive forced a Queens three-pointer to be off the mark. Mount Olive got the rebound and Jones was fouled driving down the court with 0:02 left. Jones made both free throws for the winning margin. She finished with 22 points on the night. For the two games, two Mount Olive wins, during the previous week Jones averaged 17.0 points per game.

Mount Olive (11-4, 8-1) makes some program history Saturday afternoon with a conference game at Limestone in Gaffney, S.C. The game will be televised live at noon on CBS College Sports, making it the first Mt. Olive women’s basketball game to be nationally televised.


Norfolk State sophomore James Taylor (Nansemond River) was named the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) Track and Field Athlete of the Week Thursday for his performance and two personal best times at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational last weekend.

Taylor finished second in the 200 meters in 21.08 seconds and third in the 60 meters in 6.72 seconds. Taylor ranks No. 10 in the nation in the 200 and No. 16 nationally in the 60.

The Spartans will be in the Penn State National Open Friday and Saturday.