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Three Lady Monarchs Notch Double-Doubles In 70-28 Route Of Delaware State

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Release: December 20, 2007
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Dec. 20, 2007

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NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior Megan Pym (Newfield, N.Y.), junior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.), and sophomore Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) all collected double-doubles to help the No. 25 Old Dominion women's basketball team to a 70-28 route of Delaware State on Thursday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The Lady Monarchs head into break 7-3 overall and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll for the third straight week. Delaware State, the defending MEAC champions, playing in its third game in four days fell to 3-7 overall having dropped four straight.

Canady, in her first double-double of her career, and Pym, tying her career mark for the third time, each registered a game-high 12 points. Green meanwhile netted 11.

Canady, Pym, and Green combined for 37 of the Lady Monarchs' 62 rebounds. Together the three Lady Monarchs outrebounded the Hornets by nine as Delaware State was limited to only 28 boards the entire game. Canady led the rebounding corps with 13, which included 10 boards at the half, while Green and Pym each hauled in 12 apiece.

The 28 points scored by Delaware State was the fewest points scored by an Old Dominion opponent since they defeated Towson, 66-27, back on February 3, 2002. It was the 21st time in school history holding an opponent to less than 30 points.

Old Dominion held a 20-12 lead at the half and outscored Delaware State 40-16 in half number two. At the intermission, the Lady Monarch defense only allowed three members of the Hornet squad to score. Ashlee Burbage was the only starter to hit a bucket and ended the half with four ponts. Keyhana Wakefield came off the bench to net six points, while Brittany Washington had a bucket, coming off the bench as well.

The Old Dominion defense held Delaware State to 19.7 percent (12-of-61) from the floor, while the Lady Monarchs shot 43.8 percent (28-of-64).

Freshman Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) and junior Jen Nuzzo (Newport News, Va.) each dished out six assists. It was a new career high for Parker, while Nuzzo tied her career mark.

Old Dominion returns to action traveling to two more SEC opponents. The Lady Monarchs close out 2007 with a pair of road games - at Kentucky on Friday, December 28th and at No. 21/19 Vanderbilt on Sunday, December 30th. The game against the Wildcats will air on Fox Sports South and WSKY-4 in the Hampton Roads area.

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