Monarchs Drop Conference Matchup With George Mason, 69-52
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 24, 2003
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Jesse Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Jon Larranaga added 13 points in their final home game as seniors to lead George Mason to a 69-52 victory over Old Dominion Monday night.
Larranaga added six rebounds and four assists for the Patriots (15-11, 10-7 Colonial Athletic Association).
Rasheed Wright scored 11 points to lead the Monarchs (11-14, 8-9), who lost their third in a row.
George Mason took control early, shooting 54 percent on its way to a 41-26 halftime lead, and never looked back.ODU shot .313 (20-64) from the floor.
Kiah Thomas aded nine points, while freshman Alex Loughton scored eight, had three steals with six rebounds. Ricardo Marsh scored only four points, his lowest total since the East Carolina game of last season.
Larranaga, son of Patriots coach Jim Larranaga, is six rebounds shy of becoming the third player in school history to record 800 points, 200 assists, 100 steals and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Monarchs host Hofstra in the final home game for seniors Wright and Marsh on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center.