Lady Monarchs Win CAA Opener
By ODU Athletics
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) (Jan. 7) - Lucienne Berthieu scored 17 points and Natalie Diaz added 16 to lead Old Dominion to an 84-65 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Old Dominion (8-3) got 12 points from Kim Giddens and 11 rebounds from Tanty Maiga.
North Carolina-Wilmington (7-5) was led by LaTonia Beale with 16 points. Chandra Watkins scored 10 points, and Ioulia Boxley added nine points and 13 rebounds.
The teams battled to a 39-39 draw on the boards, but Old Dominion shot 54 percent from the field while holding the Seahawks to 38 percent.
Old Dominion shot 63 percent in the first half, hitting 4-of-6 3-pointers, to lead 44-31 at halftime.