Lady Monarchs Lose At Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) (Jan. 4) - Lucienne Berthieu had 18 points, but Old Dominion could not overcome Tennessee's torrid shooting in a 113-55 loss in Knoxville.
Semeka Randall scored 21 points and Tamika Catchings added 19 to lead No. 2 Tennessee. Michelle Snow added 16 points, and Kara Lawson had 15 for the Lady Vols (10-1), who scored 63 first-half points en route to the win.
"We are not the Old Dominion of the past and Tennessee came out to play that team tonight," Old Dominion coach Wendy Larry said.
Tennessee hit its first seven shots from the field. The Lady Vols, who shot 57 percent overall, made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes and took a 15-6 lead.
Maiga Hamchetou and Berthieu tried to keep Old Dominion close with a strong inside attack, but the Monarchs couldn't keep pace with the Lady Vols. Tennessee used a 23-9 run, sparked by Randall and Gwen Jackson, to take a 40-17 lead midway through the first half.
The Lady Vols closed the half with a flurry, outscoring Old Dominion 23-6 to take a 63-25 lead. The late spurt included three 3-pointers, giving the Lady Vols eight for the first half.