SENIOR NIGHT: ODU Looks to Extend Win-Streak to Five Wed. (7PM) vs. ECU
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team (15-14, 8-7) will look to extend their winning-streak to five and avenge a one-point loss from earlier in the season against the Pirates from East Carolina University (22-6, 10-5) on Wednesday, March 5, at the Ted Constant Center, which will also be Senior Night for four Lady Monarchs: Becca Allison, Michelle Brandao, Stephanie Gardner and Shakeva Richards.
Old Dominion and East Carolina have met a total of 51 times prior to Wednesday’s showdown, with the Lady Monarchs claiming victory in 41 of those ballgames. These two schools first met during the 1969-70 season, when Old Dominion defeated ECU, 52-47. ODU had won the last 28 matchups against the Pirates, before their 64-63 heartbreaking loss to the Pirates on Jan. 30.
HEAD COACHES REUNITE
Old Dominion's head coach, Karen Barefoot will be reunited with East Carolina's head coach, Heather Macy, who was one of Barefoot's assistants at Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2002.
Old Dominion’s (15-14, 7-7) Probable Starters
No. 01 – Shae Kelley (F – Jr. – 6’3) – (17.6 ppg/10.1 rpg)
No. 03 – Chelisa Painter (F – RJr. – 6’1) – (8.9 ppg/5.9 rpg)
No. 05 – Galaisha Goodhope (G – So. – 5’5) – (8.3 ppg/3.6 rpg/3.5 apg)
No. 32 – Tiffany Minor (F – Jr. – 6’0) – (8.6 ppg/4.3 rpg)
No. 34 - Odegua Oigbokie (F – Fr. – 6’1) – (5.0 ppg/3.4 rpg)
ECU’s (22-6, 10-5) Probable Starters
No. 20 – Tatiana Chapple (G – Jr. – 6’0) – (2.9 ppg/4.4 rpg)
No. 21 – Abira Trice (G/F – RJr. – 6’1) – (15.2 ppg/4.8 rpg)
No. 23 – Jada Payne (G/F – RSo. – 6’2) – (18.9 ppg/7.5 rpg)
No. 33 – Janesha Ebron (G – Jr. – 5’6) – (3.3 ppg/2.8 rpg)
No. 40 – Ondrea Shaw (F – Jr. - 6’4) – (3.2 ppg/7.0 rpg)
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Broadcast will include a pre- and postgame show!
Saturday’s game will be aired live with the Voice of the Lady Monarchs, Doug Ripley, on the play-by-play call and former Lady Monarch assistant coach, Susan Montgomery handling color duties. Doug and Susan’s radio broadcast will begin live at 6:30 from The Ted Constant Convocation Center.
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The ODU InGame Mobile App
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What You Need to Know About the 2013-14 Lady Monarchs
-Old Dominion currently averages 2,884 fans per contest, which is second in Conference USA and No. 38 in the country.
Protecting the Ted
-The Lady Monarchs are 9-4 at home this season.
ODU Team Stat
-3PT FG Defense: The Lady Monarchs are currently No. 36 in the country and No. 2 in the C-USA for holding teams to just 28.2% shooting from downtown.
-Steals Per Game: ODU ranks No. 95 and No. 5 in Conference USA with 8.5 steals per game.
-Scoring Defense: The Lady Monarchs are No. 6 in Conference USA with 64.8 points per game.
-Offensive Rebounds: ODU ranks No. 6 in C-USA with 14.7 boards per game.
ODU Individual Stats
-Galaisha Goohope is currently ranked 7th in the C-USA for assists per game with 3.5.
-Galaisha Goodhoope’s +1.4 assist to turnover ratio ranks No. 9 in the conference.
-Galaisha Goodhope’s 1.7 steals per contest ranks No. 14 in Conference USA.
-Tiffany Minor has the No. 8 highest average in Conference USA for three-pointers made per game with 1.8.
-Double Doubles: Shae Kelley No. 17 in the country and no. 3 in the C-USA with 16.
-Rebounds Per Game: Shae Kelley ranks No. 36 in the land and No. 4 in the conference with 10.1 rpg.
-Total Points: Shae’s 480 points on the season ranks No. 83 nationally and No. 7 in Conference USA.
-Steals Per Game: Kelley’s 2.0 steals per contest ranks No. 5 in the conference.
-FG%: Shae Kelley is currently shooting 47.2% from the floor this season, which ranks No. 14 in Conference USA play.
-Points Per Game: Shae 17.6 points per game ranks No. 7 in the C-USA.
Other Lady Monarch Notes from This Season
Karen Barefoot Claims Win No. 250
When the Lady Monarchs defeated Marshall 65-52 in overtime on February 1, at the Ted Constant Center, the victory gave ODU head coach, Karen Barefoot, 250 career wins.
ODU's Recruiting Class Nationally Ranked No. 43
The All Star Girls Report has released their top 115 schools’ incoming recruiting classes for 2014 and has ranked the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team No. 43, which is the top ranked team in Conference USA.
LADY MONARCH RECRUITING CLASS IN ALL
Annika Holopainen, (Portland transfer), 6’1, F
Jennie Simms, No. 62 (West Virginia transfer), 6’0, F
From High School
Keyana Brown, No. 284, 5’11, G
Auteaonna Gilmore, No. 114, 5’8 PG
Maia Lee, No. 225, 6’3, C
Kelley Becomes First Basketball Player in School’s History to Garner ‘C-USA Player of the Week’ Honors
On December 9, 2013, Old Dominion University’s junior forward Shae Kelley was named C-USA Player of the Week. For the two games that week, Shae averaged 25 points, 14.5 rebounds, four assists, three steals and 1.5 blocked shots per game and shot an average of 56.4% from the floor.
Former CAA Rookie of the Year, Ashley Betz-White Will Redshirt 2013-14 Season
On January 29th, Old Dominion University women’s basketball head coach, Karen Barefoot announced that the Lady Monarch’s all-conference junior guard, Ashley Betz-White, will redshirt this season due to bilateral stress fractures in her lower legs.
Lady Monarch’s 2013-14 Education Day
The women’s basketball team had 8,086 elementary school children at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Dec. 4, 2013 for its third annual Education Day Game with the Norfolk Public Schools. The game marked the Lady Monarchs’ highest attended game since the Ted opened in 2002.
The 2013-14 East Carolina Pirates (22-6, 10-5)
ECU is led offensively by redshirt sophomore forward Jada Payne who averages 19.3 points and 7.4 boards per game. A major defensive presence for the Pirates is red-shirt junior Ondrea Shaw, who leads the conference with 3.2 blocks per game, for a total of 87. East Carolina also features freshman guard, J’Kyra Brown, who earned her first-ever Conference USA Freshman of the Week on December 16. This will be ECU’s second season in a row with 20 wins, which has not happened since 1986.
-Scoring Offense: ECU is No. 4 in Conference USA with 72.5 ppg.
-Scoring Defense: East Carolina ranks No. 2 in C-USA allowing 61.5 ppg.
-Scoring Margin: The Pirates are No. 4 in the conference with 11.0 points per game.
-Steals Per Game: East Carolina averages 10.8 steals per game, which is good for No. 2 in Conference USA.
-Assists Per Game: ECU is No. 4 in the conference with 14 per game.
-Offensive Rebounds: With 17.3 boards per game that’s good for No. 1 in C-USA
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