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ODU Shares Lead In CAA With Win Over UNCW

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 04, 2004
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Feb 4, 2004

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - John Waller led four players in double figures with 18 points to lead Old Dominion to a 68-58 win over N.C.-Wilmington on Wednesday night. The Monarchs now share the CAA lead with both VCU and Drexel after the Dragons beat VCU in Richmond.

Waller hit 7-of-11 field goals and chipped in five rebounds. Isaiah Hunter added 12 points and four rebounds, while Valdas Vasylius and Alex Loughton contributed 10 points apiece.

Old Dominion (13-7, 8-3 Colonial Athletic Association) went 13-23 (56.5 percent) in the first 20 minutes to take a 32-28 lead into the halftime.

The Monarchs used a 20-2 run midway to through the second half to take a lead over the Seahawks. With UNCW scoring just two points on a pair of Joel Justus free throws over the next eight minutes, ODU took a 54-41 lead.

ODU outrebounded UNCW, 38-24 and shot .520 (26-50) from the floor, despite committing 23 turnovers. The Monarchs have now won four league games on the road.

Aaron Coombs was the only Seahawk player to score in double figures with 12 points, trailed closely by John Goldsberry with 8 points and 2-of-4 three point goals.

The Seahawks (10-10, 6-6) went only 23-55 (41.8 percent) in total shots for the game, losing its third straight and fifth in six outings.

The Monarchs hit the road again this weekend when they play at Hofstra on Saturday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on Cox Cable 71.

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