Jessica Canady Leads ODU Past Shaw in Exhibition Finale, 82-48
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 10, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. -- In the final pre-season game before ODU hosts #2 Stanford Friday night at 7:00 p.m., senior Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) led the Lady Monarchs past Shaw by a final score, 82-48, behind a dominant first half. Canady returned to the floor for the first time in 2009-10, scoring 15 points and hauling in five rebounds.
Canady returned after rehabbing offseason knee surgery for the first time, starting the game and posting 15 points in 21 minutes of play. She also had a block and a steal in the game on 6-of-9 shooting. She sparked the ODU offense early, as the Lady Monarchs more than doubled up the Lady Bears in the first half. Canady shot 5-of-7 from the field in the first, including a three and a pair of free throws, to score 13 of her 15 points in the first frame.
ODU put up 46 points in the first half, shooting over 54% from the field (19-35). Junior Shadasia Green (Paterson, N.J.) again had an impressive game in the exhibition, matching her 16 points from the first game and adding five rebounds.
Sophomore center Tia Lewis (Poulan, Ga.) joined Green and Canady as the third Lady Monarch in double figures, with ten. Lewis had eight points in the second half as she finished 4-of-6 from the field.
Rookie point guard Carolann Cloutier (Montreal, Quebec) had impressive numbers, hauling in five rebounds and also assisting on eight buckets in the game. Newcomers Kquanise Byrd (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Jackie Cook (Hinckley, Ohio) also had solid games, adding four assists while Cook also poured in eight points. Byrd added two thefts to go along with her four helpers.
Mairi Buchan (Stirlingshire, Scotland) added a team-high six boards and three steals in the game, while knocking down seven points.
Shaw was led by Saundra Proctor, scoring 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting including six three-pointers. She had six rebounds and two blocks as well. Tanisha McGaughey finished just one rebound shy of a double-double, with 14 points and nine boards.
The game wraps up the preseason for Old Dominion, as the Lady Monarchs play host to second-ranked Stanford on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ODU will be looking to "PACK THE HOUSE" as a part of an NCAA challenge to try and sell out the Ted. Fans are encouraged to wear blue in an attempt to Blue Out the Constant Center and break the all-time attendance record for Old Dominion women's basketball. Tickets have been reduced to just $5 for the contest.