Lady Monarchs Roll Past American, 91-48
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 11) -- Five players score in double figures and all ten who played scored as the Lady Monarchs defeated American University 91-48 Sunday afternoon in Bender Arena. The Lady Monarchs are now 14-7 overall and 10-0 in the CAA. Old Dominion has now won 112 straight CAA games.
Sophomore guard Okeisha Howard led with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Freshman Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM.) scored 14, and Monique Coker (Bronks ,NY.) scored 13 with a game high eight rebounds. Hamchetou Maiga (Bamako, Mali) and and Tiffany Thompson (Clinton, Md.) scored ten points apiece.
Old Dominion led 45-28 at halftime, then broke the game open with a 20-4 run to start the second half. With 13:40 left in the game, ODU was up 65-32.
The Lady Monarchs shot .565 (35-62) from the floor and outrebounded AU, 44-24. The Eagles committed 31 turnovers as Thompson and Sharron Francis (W.Lanham Hills, Md.) each came up with four steals. Alli Spence (Lafayette, Co.) and Francis each dished out six assists.
American ( 4-18/ 2-9) was led by Kaitlin Schuyler with 14 points. Old Dominion returns to action on Thursday night when they host UNC Wilmington at 7:35 p.m.