No. 18/22 Lady Monarchs Hold Off UNC-Wilmington, 67-55, Behind 21 From Tiffany Green
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 9, 2008
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Junior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) notched a career-high 21 points to help the No. 18/22 Old Dominion women's basketball team hold off a pesky UNC-Wilmington Seahawk squad, 67-55, at Trask Coliseum. The game closed out a four-game road stand as the Lady Monarchs return home Sunday, January 13th to host James Madison at 2:00 p.m.
UNC-Wilmington managed to cut the gap to three, 47-44, with 8:34 left in the game before Old Dominion went on a 10-2 run to hold on to a double figure lead the rest of the way.
Seniors Megan Pym (Newfield, N.Y.) and T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) joined Green in double digit scoring. Pym netted 12 points, along with a game-high nine boards, while Jordan collected 16, including 11 first half points.
The Seahawks were led by Sahsha Taylor, who was the lone UNC-Wilimington player in double figures, with 19. Leading scorer and rebounder Brittany Blackwell, who entered the game averaging 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds, was held to just five points and two boards.
Old Dominion opened the game on 13-4 run and led, 28-13, with five minutes left in the first half. However the Seahawks when on a 5-0 run over the course of the next five minutes and managed to close within eight at the half, 32-24.
Two buckets by Taylor opened up the second half as UNC-Wilmington closed the gap even further to four points, 32-28. Old Dominion quickly gave themselves a nine point advantage over the next minute, however the Seahawks would not go away and continually chipped away at the Lady Monarch lead.
With Old Dominion ahead, 47-38, with 12:37 left in the game, UNC-Wilmington proceeded to hit six straight free throws while keeping the Lady Monarchs scoreless. The Seahawks' proficiency from the line cut their deficit to three, 47-44, as 8:34 remained, before the Lady Monarchs made their move to close out the game.
The win improves the Lady Monarchs to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action. UNC-Wilmington meanwhile falls to 9-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Old Dominion returns home for the first time since December 20th's match-up with Delaware State to host James Madison on Sunday, January 13th. Game time is 2:00 p.m. It will be "Take A Kid To The Game Day" as fans can get a free childrens ticket with the purchase an adult ticket. The match-up will also be aired on WSKY-4 with John Castleberry and former Lady Monarch and ODU Hall of Famer Jan Trombly calling all the action.