Old Dominion Rebounds With 80-64 Win Over VCU
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 22, 2004
RICHMOND, VA -- All five Lady Monarch starters scored in double-figures as the 12-time defending CAA champions improved to 10-6 overall and 5-1 in conference games with a 80-64 victory over Virginia Commonwealth Thursday night at the Siegel Center. VCU dropped to 5-9 on the season and 2-4 in league play after suffering its second straight defeat.
Virginia Commonwealth was led by senior Cyndy Wilks, who delivered a game-high 27 points but the Rams could not overcome a significant first-half deficit in the loss. Old Dominion senior Max Nhassengo (Maputo, Mozambique) led all Lady Monarch scorers with 18, while sophomore Lawona Davis (Port St. Lucie, FL) tied her career and season-high with 17 points. Both seniors Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM) and Monqiue Coker (Bronx, NY) added in 14 and point guard Shareese Grant (Va. Beach) rounded out the Old Dominion scorers in double digits with 11.
ODU held the Rams scoreless for nearly a 10-minute stretch in the first half and strung together 17 unanswered points to take a commanding 30-9 advantage with 5:44 remaining before intermission. VCU closed out the opening period with a 6-0 run which cut its deficit to 36-21 at the break, then got to within 13 points of the Lady Monarchs