Inside Game Helps Lady Monarchs Push Past Tribe, 66-48
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 22, 2009
Williamsburg, Va. - The Old Dominion women's basketball win streak continued with a 66-48 victory over William & Mary Thursday night at Kaplan Arena. After a hot three-point shooting in the first half by the Tribe, the Old Dominion defense clamped down limiting William & Mary to just four second half field goals, including just one in the paint. Senior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) posted her fourth consecutive double-double and eighth of the season with a game-high 20 points along with 12 boards. The game also marked the return of junior Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) to the court after missing the last seven games.
The Lady Monarchs, winners in their last six contests, upped their overall to 11-5 overall and 6-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Tribe meanwhile drops its third straight falling to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in league play.
The Tribe's prowess from long range helped them take a 31-26 lead at the intermission. William & Mary hit seven three's accounting for 21 of the Tribe's 31 first half points. The Tribe's final 15 points of the opening stanza all came from downtown.
The second half though was a different story as Old Dominion went on to outscore William & Mary 40-17. The Tribe shot a frosty 15 percent in half number two going just 4-of-28 from the field.
The Tribe's Dani Kell hit her squad's first field goal of the second half at the 15:17 mark and Katy Oblinger put away William & Mary's second field goal on a long range ball to give her team a 39-36 edge with just under 14 minutes left. However, from there Old Dominion held the Tribe without a field goal for the next nine minutes. The Lady Monarchs defense clamped down on the Tribe's outside shooting and denied the ball in the paint as they outscored William & Mary 22-7 during the span. The Tribe's points all come from the line during the run.
Walters also set a new career mark in rebounds as the 5-2 senior hauled in eight boards. Old Dominion ended the night outhauling William & Mary, 54-42, on the glass.
Canady, who had missed the previous seven games with a thumb injury, returned to the hardwood to play 19 minutes, going 2-of-2 from the line along with five boards and a steal.
The Tribe was led by Janine Aldridge with 15 with Kell contributing 12 in the loss.
The Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Sunday, January 25th against James Madison at 3:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear white to "WHITEOUT" the Ted Constant Convocation Center as Comcast SportsNet (Ch. 35 - Hampton Roads) airs the game live on HD. Al Koken and Jody Lavin-Patrick will be on the call.