Energetic Second Half Lifts Lady Monarchs To 62-46 Victory Over Georgia State
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 18, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. -- Down by one at the half, the Old Dominion women's basketball team turned it up a notch in the second half en-route to a 62-46 win over Georgia State Sunday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Senior Jazzmin Walters (Norfolk, Va,), who missed Thursday's game with a knee injury, returned to the court for a game-high 18 points along with five assist and three steals.
Joining Walters in double figures were senior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) and sophomore Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) with 11 apiece. Green also hauled in 12 boards for her seventh double-double of the year.
With the win, Old Dominion improves to 10-5 overall and 5-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Winners in their last five outings, the Lady Monarchs have won 37 straight home CAA contests. Georgia State meanwhile falls to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Old Dominion trailed 23-24 at the half and were down 34-37 with 11:09 remaining before taking over the game. The Lady Monarchs used a 12-2 run, sparked by the traditional three-point play by Walters, and would never look back. Walters scored 11 of her game-high 18 points in half number two.
The Panthers were held to only three field goals and a free throw during the final 5:35 of the contest. Old Dominion outscored Georgia State 16-5 during the span.
Georgia State, who without the services of leading scorer Daniyell McKeller, had three in double figures. Chandra Harris posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, while Jylisa William and Brittany Hollins each collected 10 points a piece.
Old Dominion outrebounded Georgia State, 48-30, led by Green's 12 and sophomore Sierra Little's (Greensboro, N.C.) career-high nine.
The Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday, January 22nd at William & Mary. Tip-off is 7:00 p.m.