Monarchs Win Exhibition, 89-82 Over Kentucky ABA
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 8, 2001
NORFOLK, VA. - Old Dominion University placed six players in double figures to win their second exhibition game with an 89-82 victory over Kentucky ABA Thursday night.
Pierre Greene (Chicago, IL.) Led the way with 16 points, six assists and four steals, while sophomore John Waller (Richmond, Va.) scored 15 points, hitting three-of-four from three-point range. Ricardo Marsh (Mebane, NC.) scored ten points and hauled in 16 rebounds, Troy Nance (Va. Beach, Va.) scored 13 and dished out five assists. Charles Dunnington (Washington, DC.) scored ten points, while fellow center Clay McGowen (Westerville, OH.) scored seven points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots.
The Monarchs led by one at halftime, 48-47 on Wallers 12 and Dunnington's ten points. In the second half, Marsh took control of the boards with 13 of his 16. ODU shot .631 (19-31) from the floor in the first half and .576 for the game, and outrebounded Kentucky ABA, 42-31.
Kentucky ABA part of the NBA developmental program tied the game at 51 with 17:28 left, but the Monarchs went on a 16-6 run to take a ten point lead as Pierre Greene scored six points in that stretch. The visitors would rally to take a 74-73 lead with 5:41 left in the game, but Troy Nance proceeded to score eight straight points, including a trey to help put the Monarchs back in front for good.
Kentucky ABA was led by Sean Daugherty (Wisconsin) led Kentucky ABA with 18 points and Gary Lumpkin (Xavier) added 15 points.
The Monarchs open up the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the NABC Guardians Classic against Sacramento State. Game time is 6 p.m. eastern. Host Memphis will play Wofford at 7:30. The winner of the tournament advances with three other regional winners to Kansas City, MO. On Nov. 20-21.