Monarchs Manhandle Campbell
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA.-- Rasheed Wright (Greensboro, NC.) scored 18 points and hauled in nine rebounds to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion University to a 72-43 non conference victory over Campbell University Monday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Old Dominion led by 12 at halftime, 37-25, then outscored the Fighting Camels 29-6 in the next ten minutes to take a 55-29 lead with 10:43 left in the game. In that stretch Ricardo Marsh and Rasheed Wright each scored six points, and red-shirt freshman T.J. Waldon scored four points.
ODU shot .531 (26-49) from the floor, while Campbell shot .311 (14-45). Campbell turned the ball over 19 times, while ODU had 13 turnovers.
Campbell's last lead in the game was13-12 with 11:27 left in the first half. The fighting Camels were led in scoring and rebounding by Tarick Johnson with nine points and eight rebounds. Dominique Klein scored seven points and hauled in eight rebounds.
The Monarchs return to action on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. when they travel to Philadelphia, PA. to play St. Joseph's. Campbell hosts Coastal Carolina on Saturday at 3p.m.
COACHES QUOTES ODU-Blaine Taylor: "I was very pleased with our production tonight, It is very evident that we are a strong team" Defense was the key tonight and our effort, especially in the second half was outstanding."
CAMPBELL- Billy Lee: "We were overmatched in size and strength. It was a very physical basketball game and it never favors the team that is not as strong as an opponent. Old Dominion is a very good team. Sometimes you're the pigeon and sometimes you're the statue. Tonight we were the statue."