VALENTINE'S WIN: No 13/14 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs Roll To 83-46 Win Over Northeastern
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 14, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- The No. 13/14 Old Dominion women's basketball team captured its 15th straight victory with an 83-46 win over Northeastern Valentine's Day afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The win improved Old Dominion to 21-3 overall and 12-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), while Northeastern dropped to 7-15 overall and 2-10 in league action.
Senior Megan Pym (Newfield, N.Y.) scored 13 of her career-high 19 points in the first half as one of three Lady Monarchs in double figures. Pym narrowly missed a double-double, hauling in nine boards on the afternoon. The fourth-year Lady Monarch shot a blistering 7-of-8 from the floor and hit both her free throw attempts along with capturing a game-high four steals.
Junior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) and senior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) each poured in 16 points apiece. Green, like Pym, had a tremendous afternoon from the floor going 7-of-8 and also recorded two blocks and two steals. Jordan meanwhile grew closer to becoming the CAA's all-time three-point shooter. Jordan connected on 4-of-6 from the arc to bring her career three-point field goal total to 303, six shy of tying the league record. The CAA three-point record is currently 309 held by Julie Jones from former CAA member Richmond (1998-92).
Old Dominion never trailed in the contest as Pym helped the Lady Monarchs to a commanding 43-21 lead in the opening half.
The second half saw the Lady Monarchs outscore the Huskies, 40-25, with Old Dominion holding as much as a 42-point edge, tied for its largest lead of the season. The Lady Monarchs also held 42-point leads in wins against Delaware (76-37 - Jan. 27) and Delaware State (70-28 - Dec. 20).
The Huskies were led by Shaleyse Smallwood, who came off the bench, to score 16 points. Lucia Pablos, who led Northeastern with 10 points in the first meeting with the Lady Monarchs, also came off the bench for 14 points. Kendra Walton was the lone starting Husky in double figures with 10 points along with a game-high seven rebounds.
The No. 13/14 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs help the Towson Tigers celebrate their "Think Pink" game on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m.