77-38 Win Over Chicago State Gives Wendy Larry Career Win No. 500
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 9, 2006
NORFOLK, Va. -- Head coach Wendy Larry collected career win number 500 on Saturday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center as the Old Dominion women's basketball team defeated Chicago Stae, 77-38.
The win, which snaps a two-game losing streak, improves Old Dominion to 3-4 overall. Chicago State, coached by former Lady Monarch Angela Jackson, falls to 3-6 overall.
With the win, Larry becomes the 30th all-time Division I coach and 23rd active Division I coach to reach the 500 victory milestone. In 23 years as a head coach, she has compiled a 500-186 mark. Now in her 20th season at the helm of the Old Dominion program, Larry holds a 451-155 mark at her alma mater.
Sophomore Tiffany Green became the first Lady Monarch this season to perform a double-double. Green netted 17-points, which included a 7-of-7 mark from the field. She also hauled in 12 rebounds.
Joining Green in double figures was junior T.J. Jordan with a game-high 21 points. For the second straight game and third time this season, Jordan had a 20+ point game.
Old Dominion collected a season-high 56 rebounds - 23 offensive, 33 defensive - as they outrebounded the Cougars by 27.
The Lady Monarchs held a two point lead, 14-12, with 8:53 remaining in the first before exploding for a 21-5 run to close out the half. Junior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) got the run started as Old Dominion scored 10 unanswered points to begin. Williams would also score at the 4:28 mark to give Old Dominion a double figure lead for good. The Lady Monarchs entered the half up, 35-17.
Old Dominion outscored Chicago State, 42-21, in the second half registering a game-high 41-point lead in the late in the game.
The 38 points scored by Chicago State were the fewest points collected by an ODU opponent since the Lady Monarchs' 85-33 win over William & Mary on February 26, 2006.
The Lady Monarchs will break for exams and will not be in action for over a week. Old Dominion will hit the road for two games traveling back to Charlotte on Sunday, December 17th and then off to Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday, December 19th. The Charlotte 49ers have won 14 straight home contests dating back to last season . The streak began right after Old Dominion beat them 79-69 back on December 18th, 2005.