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Red Hot Shooting Leads Lady Monarchs To 82-42 Win Over Towson

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Release: February 15, 2007
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Feb. 15, 2007

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NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior Tish Lyons (Newport News, Va.) captured a season-high 19 points as she helped the Old Dominion women's basketball team to its best shooting percentage in a game in nearly four years and its largest margin of victory this season in an 82-42 victory over Towson Thursday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The win marks the Lady Monarchs' fourth straight win, upping their mark to 16-8 overall and 12-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Towson meanwhile falls to 16-8 and 7-7 in the league.

The entire Old Dominion roster scored as Lyons was one of four in double figures. She was joined by sophomore Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) and junior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.), each with 12, and junior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) with 10.

Towson was led by senior Kelly Robinson with 14 points, moving her into seventh all-time on the Tiger scoring leaders list.

Old Dominion shot a blistering 60.4 percent (32-of-53), not only a season-high, but the Lady Monarchs' best shooting percentage since hitting 61.1 percent (33-of-54) against Hofstra in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament back on March 13, 2003.

The 40-point victory was also the largest for the Lady Monarchs this season, surpassing its previous high of 39 in a 77-38 win over Chicago State on December 9th.

Old Dominion reached the 80-point mark for the fifth time in 2006-07.

The Lady Monarchs held a 37-26 lead at the half and proceeded to outscore the Tigers, 45-16, in half number two. Towson was held scoreless for 6:02 span midway through the second half as Old Dominion rattled off 12 unanswered points. Lyons' final points of the night at the 2:06 mark gave Old Dominion its largest lead, a 42-point, 80-38 advantage.

Old Dominion returns to action on Sunday, February 18th at William & Mary. Tip-off is 2:00 p.m.

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