ODU will play St. Mary's tomorrow in the championship game at 3 p.m. ET.
ODU will play St. Mary's tomorrow in the championship game at 3 p.m. ET.
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Defense Helps Women's Hoops Past Tulane, 56-48

December 21, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NEW ORLEANS -- Behind one of its best defensive performances of the season, the Old Dominion women's basketball team defeated Tulane, 56-48, on Friday afternoon at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans.

The Monarchs (8-2) now have as many wins as they had all of last year.

ODU will play Saint Mary's (CA) tomorrow in the Tulane Classic championship game at 3 p.m. ET. The Gaels defeated Texas State, 89-62, on Friday. 

The Monarchs held Tulane (7-3) to a season low in scoring, as ODU forced 23 Green Wave turnovers and held Tulane to 33 percent shooting from the field.

Perhaps the biggest defensive play of the game came from Maggie Robinson, when she rejected a Tulane layup with 22 seconds remaining and ODU ahead 50-46. 

"It was a hard-fought basketball game. Our young basketball team is continuing to grow up. Again, certain people are starting to step up at the right times, and that's what I like." - Coach McCray

Offensively, Taylor Edwards and Victoria Morris each scored 13 points to lead the Monarchs.

Amari Young added eight points and seven rebounds, while Mariah Adams, in her first career start, and Dejah Carter each had seven points.


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