Shadasia Green's 19-Point Return Leads Women's Basketball To 70-54 Win Over Northeastern
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 5, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. -- Welcome back Shadasia Green! Green (Patterson, N.J.) suited up for her first game since January 8th, after being awarded an academic appeal by the NCAA on Tuesday, to lead the Lady Monarchs with a career-high 19 points as the Old Dominion women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 70-54 win over Northeastern Thursday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The win improves the Lady Monarchs to 12-8 overall and 7-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Huskies meanwhile drop to 8-13 overall and 5-5 in the league.
Northeastern managed to score the game first four points, but afterwards it was all Old Dominion. Sophomore Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) scored five of the Lady Monarch's nine unanswered points to give Old Dominion a lead it would never lose. Leading 21-14 with 6:49 on the clock, the Lady Monarch defense held the Huskies without a field goal the remainder of the half. Northeastern's Jasmine Crew stopped the scoring drought with a pair of free throws with 30 seconds remaining, but in the meantime Old Dominion rattled off 13 straight points to extend its lead to 20. The Lady Monarchs enter intermission up 36-16.
While Old Dominion shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half, Northeastern outscored the Lady Monarchs 38-34. The Huskies however drew no closer than 14 points. An Ashlee Feldman lay-up with 11:06 left cut the Husky deficit to 49-35, but that would be the closest Huskies would get.
Senior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) and junior Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) each posted double-doubles in the Lady Monarch victory. Green collected her 10th double-double of the year with 13 points and 12 rebounds as she surpassed Lady Monarch great Ticha Penicheiro on the ODU all-time scoring leaders list. Green moved into 20th on the list having accumulated 1,304 career points. Canady put up 11 points and hauled in 11 boards. It was her fifth double figure point and rebound performance of the year.
Crew was the lone Husky in double figures. The sophomore forward went only 5-of-13 from the floor but shot 12-of-13 from the free throw to end the night with a game-high 23 points.
The Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. as the Lady Monarchs close out the season series with the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks.