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Canady Leads Lady Monarchs With 18 In Women's Basketball Victory Over East Carolina, 88-66

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Release: November 13, 2007
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Nov. 13, 2007

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Sophomore Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) set another career mark by coming off the bench for 18 points in the Old Dominion women's basketball team's 88-66 win over defending Conference USA champions, East Carolina, Tuesday night at Minges Coiseum. Canady helped the bench produce 49 points in the Lady Monarchs' first road win of the 2007-08 season.

The Lady Monarchs, winners of 16 straight Colonial Athletic Association titles, put together back-to-back wins to open the season for the first time since 1999-2000. The Pirates, meanwhile, drop their first contest of the season, falling to 1-1 overall.

Canady was not the only Lady Monarch setting a new career-mark. Junior Jazzmin Walters (Norfolk, Va.) dished out a career-high 12 assists, while committing no turnovers. The 5-2 guard recorded five steals in the victory.

Canady was one of four Lady Monarchs in double figures. Freshman Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) came off the bench for 14 points, including 12 from downtown. The rookie guard ended the night 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. Senior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) added in 14 points, while senior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) netted 11.

East Carolina had two in double digits. Lauren Cochran went 7-of-8 from the field and ended the night with 17 points, while teammate LaCoya Terry recorded 16 points.

The beginning of the game saw five ties followed by the Lady Pirates taking a four-point 29-25 lead at the seven minute mark. During the closing minutes of the half, East Carolina would manage to bump its advantage to four, but that would be the largest lead the Lady Pirates would see all night.

The close of the first half saw freshman Shadasia Green (Patterson, N.J.) hit a jumper with seven seconds remaining giving the Lady Monarchs its first lead since the 9:05 mark. Old Dominion entered the half up by one, 39-38, and would never lose the lead again.

East Carolina would only hit one field goal for nearly the first five minutes of the second half while Old Dominion rattled off 13 points to take 51-41 lead. Freshman Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) helped the Lady Monarchs extend their lead to 16 points on back-to-back-to-back three-pointers for a 63-47 advantage with 12:06 to go.

Following Parker's third three, East Carolina proceeded to take a 8-0 run to cut the gap to eight. Terry capped the Lady Pirate run with two free throws for a 63-55 score with 8:42 remaining.

East Carolina would only score 11 more points the rest of the way, while Old Dominion collected 25. Seven of those Lady Pirate points came from the free throw line. Canady gave the Lady Monarchs it largest lead of the night, 86-61, with her final two points of the games at the 2:03 mark.

The Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center where they have won 11 straight home games. Tip-off is at 4:00 p.m.

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