Lady Monarchs Welcome Radford Sunday at 2 p.m.
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team will close out November’s home schedule when they take on Radford (2-0) on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center. Meanwhile, this weekend’s contest is also Girl Scout Day. The Lady Monarchs will look to rebound before heading off to play three games in three days in Columbus, Ohio, for the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge after falling to Virginia Tech 73-61 on Monday night.
ODU Probable Starters
No. 0 - Stephanie Gardner (G - Sr. - 5-7)
No. 1 - Shae Kelley (F – Jr. - 6-3)
No. 3 - Chelisa Painter (F- RJr. - 6-1)
No. 5 - Galaisha Goodhope (G - So. - 5-5)
No. 32 - Tiffany Minor (F - Jr. - 6-0)
Radford Probable Starters
No. 2 - Kermisha Clark (G - Fr. - 5-7)
No. 3 - Aisha Foy (G - So. - 5-6)
No. 5 - Ayana Avery (G - Jr. - 5-5)
No. 13 - Rachael Ross (C - So. - 6-3)
No. 33 - Kiera McIvor (G – Jr. - 5-9)
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Sunday’s game will be aired live with the voice of the Lady Monarchs, Doug Ripley on play-by-play and former Lady Monarch assistant coach, Susan Montgomery handling the color duties. Doug and Susan's radio broadcast will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a pre-game show from the Ted Constant Center.
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ODU’s Last Game
On Monday night, despite a valiant effort that saw plenty of lead changes, the Lady Monarchs fell to Virginia Tech (2-0) 73-61. The Hokies were carried by Taijah Campbell and Monet Tellier’s 19 points apiece which proved to be the difference in the game.
Still, the ODU defense stood strong throughout the contest, forcing 18 turnovers which led to 20 points of their own. The Lady Monarchs outscored the Hokies 13-5 on points off turnovers by the clock’s expiration, but it was not enough to turn away the talented Virginia Tech squad.
Offensively, Lady Monarch senior guard Stephanie Gardner racked up a game-high 20 points while junior forward Shae Kelley added 13 of her own. In addition, freshman Odegua Oigbokie contributed a career-high nine points to the Lady Monarchs’ total despite only seeing action on the court for 12 minutes.
Radford’s Last Game vs. Lynchburg
Radford will play at Norfolk State on Friday night for a 6 p.m. tipoff before traveling to the Ted Constant Center on Sunday at 2 p.m.. Led by first-year head coach Mike McGuire, Radford (2-0) enters Sunday’s contest after dismantling Lynchburg College 72-49 Tuesday night. It was the second-straight game that saw three Highlanders record double-doubles, as Ayana Avery scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds, Rachael Ross racked up 11 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, and Jordynn Gaymon scored 10 points and added 13 rebounds of her own.
The Highlanders were statistically dominant in every category and made 25-of-67 field goals during Tuesday night’s contest. They also converted 14 of 18 free throw attempts and collected 56 rebounds to Lynchburg’s 35.
Next Up After Radford
The Lady Monarchs will be back in action next weekend for three consecutive days of games from Columbus, Ohio for the Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament. On Friday, Nov. 22 they will take on Ohio State at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Monarchs will then square off against Bowling Green at 5:30 p.m. Finally, ODU will close out the road trip with Marist on Sunday with tip-off slated for 1 p.m.
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