BERTHIEU LEADS #25 LADY MONARCHS PAST JMU, 68-51
Jan. 27, 2002
HARRISONBURG, VA. - Senior Lucienne Berthieu (Rennes, France) scored a career high 32 points and hauled in 13 rebounds to lead 25th ranked Old Dominion to a 68-51 CAA victory over James Madison Sunday afternoon. ODU is now 13-5 overall and 10-0 in the CAA, while the Dukes drop to 13-5 overall and 7-2 in the CAA. ODU has now won 129 of their last 10 CAA games.
JMU, who ended ODU's 113 -CAA game winning streak last year in Harrisonburg took a 4-0, but Hamchetou Maiga's basket with 16:11 left put ODU up 5-4 and the Lady Monarchs were on their way to another league win. With about eight minutes left in the first half, ODU led 22-6 and coasted to a 33-18 halftime lead.
Berthieu had 15 points and five rebounds at halftime as the Lady Monarchs shot .500 (14-28) from the field, while JMU was at .290 (7-24). For the game, ODU shot .538 (28-52) from the field, while JMU was .333 (17-51).
Sophomore forward Monique Coker (Bronx, NY.) Added 17 points for Old Dominion, hitting seven-of -nine shots from the field in her third start of the year. Berthieu was 13-21 from the floor. Sharron Francis (W.Lanham Hills, Md.) dished out eight assists, and hit her only two shots from the floor after JMU had cut the Lady Monarchs lead to eight, 56-48 with 5:05 left in the game.
Francis' two baskets put the lead back up to 12, then Berthieu hit two more shots and a free throw to put the game out of reach.
The Dukes were led by Shanna Price with 15 points and Nadine Morgan with 12 points and six rebounds.
Old Dominion returns to action on Friday night at Rutgers for a 7:30 p.m. contest.