Lady Monarchs Capture First Win Of 2003-04 Season With 75-58 Victory Over William & Mary
Nov. 21, 2003
WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Old Dominion guard Shareese Grant (Va. Beach, VA) led all scorers with 22 points while three others reached double figures as the Lady Monarchs shot 53% from the field and 64% from three point range as Old Dominion defeated William and Mary 75-58 this evening at William and Mary Hall. The Lady Monarchs move to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the CAA, while the Tribe falls in their season and conference opener.
William and Mary freshman guard Kyle DeHaven ( led the Tribe with 20 points, and shared the game high in rebounds with teammate and fellow freshman Kyra Kaylor (Pittsburgh, PA) with eight, and also record five steals and four assists. She scored the Tribe's first 13 points as she made her first four shots from the field, and finished 7-11 shooting from the floor.
The game began with Old Dominion running out to a 6-0 lead on consecutive three-pointers from senior Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM), but DeHaven answered with five consecutive points to close the lead to one. After the Tribe tied the game at 11 on a layup by DeHaven, ODU took the lead on a Grant jumper. The Lady Monarchs ran out to its biggest lead of the half, 10 points, at 39-29 with 38 seconds left, but William & Mary ended the half on a 4-0 run on a layup by DeHaven and a jumper by Schiel to trim the lead to six at the half, 39-33.
The Tribe stormed out of the gate to open the second half, as it scored six unanswered points to tie the game at 39 on a Christin Gethers jumper. ODU quickly regained the lead by scoring four quick points to lead 43-39 on a Monique Coker (Bronx, NY) layup, but the Tribe battled back again with a 4-0 run, capped off by a Gethers jumper off of a DeHaven offensive rebound, to again tie the game at 43, with 16:09 left.
Old Dominion took the lead for good on a Coker free throw with 14:48 left, and the Lady Monarchs held the Tribe scoreless for the next 3:59, as they ran up an 12-point lead at 55-43.
The Lady Monarchs upped its lead to as much as 17 at 66-49, and William & Mary went on a 7-0 run to get within 10 points, as Schiel connected from three-point range, followed by free throws from DeHaven and McCaffrey, and capped off by a Gethers putback with exactly four minutes remaining, but that was as close as the Tribe would get, as Old Dominion would go on to win, by 17, 75-58.
The Lady Monarchs held the advantage in rebounds, as it outrebounded the Tribe 28-27 as sophomore Lawona Davis (Port St. Lucie, FL) and Spence each had six boards. The Tribe shot 45% from the floor, and 23% from three-point range.
Old Dominion returns to action in its home opener on Tuesday, November 25th against #8/9 Penn State. The 2002-03 CAA Championship team will receive their championship rings and the new CAA and NCAA banner will be spotlighted prior to the 7:00 p.m. tip-off.