No. 18 Lady Monarchs Top American, 76-51
By ODU Athletics
WASHINGTON (AP) (January 23, 2000) -- Lucienne Berthieu had 13 points and 13 rebounds as No. 18 Old Dominion beat American 76-51 on January 23 for the 19th consecutive time.
Old Dominion (13-3, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took advantage of 24 Eagles turnovers and 15 offensive rebounds to extend its conference winning streak to 89.
American (9-6, 2-3) led 9-6 lead with 15:32 remaining in the first half, but was outscored 38-15 the rest of the half.
The game matched the conference's two leading scorers, Berthieu and American's Kate Miller, who finished with three points. Miller's point total was her lowest since scoring three against James Madison in last season's conference tournament.
American, which was led by Jaye Marolla's career-high 16 points, tried to cut into the Lady Monarchs' lead with 3-pointers, but connected on only 6 of 19.
The Lady Monarchs' sixth straight win was insured by Hamchetou Maiga's game-high 16 points and better than 49 percent shooting.
Natalie Diaz also had 12 points and eight assists for Old Dominion, which has won 138 of its last 139 conference games.