No. 18 Monarchs Defeat George Mason, 75-56
By ODU Athletics
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) (January 21, 2000) -- Old Dominion took command with an 18-4 run to open the second half and Lucienne Berthieu scored 15 points in a 75-56 victory Friday night over George Mason.
Old Dominion (12-3, 5-0 Colonial Athletic Association), which struggled early in the game, allowed only two field goals and eight points in the first nine minutes of the second half in building a 21-point lead.
Jen Surlas led George Mason (5-10, 1-3 CAA) with 13 points. The Patriots lost their 22nd straight to Old Dominion, which increased its conference winning streak to 88 games. Old Dominion hasn't lost a conference game since 1995 and has won 137 of its last 138 league games.
Berthieu, the conference's leading scorer, also grabbed 12 rebounds.
For Lucienne Berthieu, it was her six double-double of the season and 17th of her career. The 18th ranked Lady Monarchs play at American on Sunday which will be televised live on Home Team Sports at 2:30 p.m. from Washington,DC.
George Mason trailed 35-31 at halftime, holding the Lady Monarchs to less than 38 percent shooting.
Old Dominion connected on better than 57 percent of its shots in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.