Old Dominion Defeats Liberty, 70-54

December 07, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 7, 2004

Box Score

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Kiah Thomas scored 15 points to lead four Monarchs in double figures as Old Dominion defeated Liberty 70-54 on Tuesday night.

Valdas Vasylius came off the Monarchs' bench to score 14 points, hitting a career high 10 of 12 free throws. Arnaud Dahi had 11 and Alex Loughton added 10 for Old Dominion (7-1).The Monarchs outscored the Flames, 25-9 in the final 11:44.

Larry Blair scored 31 points for the Flames (1-4) and David Dees had eight.

Old Dominion built a lead of 10 with 3:07 left in the first half, but the Flames narrowed the margin to 35-31 at intermission.

The Monarchs went ahead for good at 45-45 on Dahi's free throw with 11:54 left in the game.

Old Dominion outrebounded Liberty 38 to 27. Alex Loughton led the Monarchs with seven rebounds, while Vasylius added six. Dahi also blocked three shots and came up with a steal.

The Monarchs came up with 11 steals on the night as Isaiah Hunter led with three, while Brandon Johnson and Vasylius had two each.

The Monarchs return to action on Sunday when they travel to Greenville, NC. to play at East Carolina. Game time is 1:30 p.m. ODU is currently ranked 11th among mid majors by COLLEGEINSIDER.COM., and picked up 15 votes in the USA TODAY POLL.