19th Ranked Lady Monarchs Defeat Memphis in Syracuse Carrier Tournament
SYRACUSE, NY. (December 3) -- Junior center Lucienne Berthieu (Rennes, France) scored a career high 31 points to lead the 19th ranked Lady Monarchs to a 99-60 victory over Memphis Friday afternoon in the Syracuse Carrier Women's Basketball Tournament. Old Dominion is now 3-1 on the season and will play either host Syracuse or Northern Iowa in the finals on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Old Dominion led at halftime, 50-28. ODU shot .543 from the floor (19-35) and hit .552 in the second half (16-29). Berthieu was 11-for- 13 from the floor and pulled down six rebounds.
Sophomore Sharron Francis(Lanham, MD.) scored 11 points, dished out seven assists and hauled in a career high nine boards. Junior forward Hamchetou Maiga(Bamako, Mali) tied her career high with 16 points. Freshman Kim Giddens (Painter, Va.) scored ten points and pulled down seven rebounds. Senior Natalie Diaz (Needles, CA.) came up with five steals and dished out six assists.
ODU dominated the boards, outrebounding Memphis, 49-29. Every Lady Monarch got at least one rebound.