ODU Wins CAA Opener, 72-64 Over Georgia State
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 1, 2007
ATLANTA, GA--Senior guard Brian Henderson scored 19 points, hitting three Of six treys to help lead ODU to a 72-64 CAA victory over Georgia State Saturday Night. The Monarchs are 4-4 overall, 1-0 in the CAA, ending a three-game losing Streak. In all four Monarchs scored in double figures. Gerald Lee scored 13, Brandon Johnson 12 and Jonathan Adams 10 to join Henderson.
The Panthers jumped out to a 24-16 lead with 7:46 left in the first half, but the Monarchs rallied and reeled off 15-4 run to take a 31-28 lead after a three-point Shot by Brian Henderson at the 4:06 mark. The Monarchs eventually pulled out To a 43-32 halftime lead.
In the second half, ODU upped its lead to 15, 56-41 with 12:10 remaining after A Darius James layup and free throw. Georgia State would rally and after a jumper By Kevin Lott with 56 seconds left had cut the Monarch lead to five at 67-62. Brian Henderson hit four free throws down the stretch for the Monarchs.
The Monarchs shot .490 (24-49) from the floor and committed only nine turnovers. GSU shot .431(25-58) and committed 15 turnovers. The Panthers outrebounded ODU 36-25. Freshman forward Frank Hassell, making his first start of the season Led with six rebounds for ODU, while Rashad Chase led with 10 for GSU.
Leonard Mendez led GSU with 16 points , followed by Justin Billingslea with 13.
ODU returns to action next Saturday when they host the Hawks of the University Of Maryland-Eastern Shore.