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Monarchs Defeat William and Mary, 62-50

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 05, 2009
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Jan. 5, 2009

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Keyon Carter scored a career high 17 points and and Ben Finney added 10 points and a career high 11 boards as Old Dominion defeated William & Mary 62-50 in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup on Monday night.

Carter, who averaged eight points a game heading into the contest, was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. His final 3-pointer answered a Tribe run which had William & Mary (5-8, 0-3) within three midway through the second half.

William & Mary made just eight second half field goals.

The Monarchs (9-4, 2-1) fell behind by 10 early, but closed the gap on a 12-2 run on four 3-pointers--two each from Carter and Trian Iliadis--to tie the game at 23 at halftime.

William & Mary's leading scorer Danny Sumner (17.7 points per game) had just three points, tying his season-low, on a 3-pointer with 8:10 to play.

David Schneider led the Tribe with 17 points--11 of them coming in the first half. Ben Finney scored all 10 of his points and 10 of his 11 rebounds in the second half.

In the second half, a Marsharee Neely trey and a layup by Gerald Lee put ODU upseven,32-25 with 17:01 left in the game. ODU would lead by as much as 15, 55-40 with 3:38 left after a jump hook by Carter.

After committing 12 first half turnovers, ODU only turned the ball over three times in the second half.

Freshman Trian Iliadis scored a career high six points,while junior Marsharee Neely dished out a career high five assists alongwith six rebounds.

Gerald Lee added 12 points with seven rebounds,two blocked shots and two steals for ODU.The Monarchs dominated the boards, 40-26.

The Monarchs return to action on Wednesday night when they host James Madison at 7 p.m. in the Constant Center. The game will be televised on WSKY4 in Hampton Roads with John Castleberry and Cal Bowdler doing the play-by-play and color.


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