Monarchs Roll Past UNCW, 87-57

January 21, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 21, 2009

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA-- Junior guard Marsharee Neely (Greensboro, NC.) scored a career high 20 points and red-shirt freshman Kent Bazemore added a career high 11 points to help lead the Monarchs (11-7/4-4) to an 87-57 CAA victory over UNC Wilmington Wednesday evening.

Four Monarchs scored in double figures on the night. Besides Neely's 20 and Bazemore's 11, Ben Finney (Portsmouth, VA.) scored 14 with a game high eight rebounds and Keyon Carter scored 11 with six boards.

UNCW committed 21 turnovers on the night as Frank Hassell (Chesapeake, Va.) led with three steals for ODU, while Ben Finney, freshman Trian Iliadis (Australia), and Marquel De Lancey (Alexandria, Va.) had two steals each.

Darius James (Virginia Beach, VA.) tied a career high with nine assists, while Frank Hassell was second on the team with seven rebounds. De Lancey and Bazemore also handed out three assists tonight.

ODU shot .571 (36-63) from the floor while UNCW was .447 (21-47). The Monarchs also outrebounded the Seahawks, 38-26. Neely was seven-for-nine from the field, while Bazemore was a perfect five-for-five, and Carter was five-for seven.

ODU led by as many as 36 (85-49) with 2:16 left in the game.

UNCW was led by Dominique Lacy with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Kevon Moore scored nine points off the bench. All-CAA guard Chad Tomko was held to five.

Gerald Lee's (Finland) 18-game double-figure streak came to an end as he scored seven points with three rebounds in 21 minutes of play.

ODU hosts Northeastern Saturday night at 7 p.m. in a ComCast Sports televised contest. Northeastern defeated George Mason, 58-57 tonight.