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Lady Monarchs Return Home To 83-55 Victory Over Harvard

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Release: December 22, 2004
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Dec. 22, 2004

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NORFOLK, Va. -- Rookie Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) notched her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 boards as the Lady Monarch women's basketball returned home to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to an 83-55 non-conference victory over Harvard.

Old Dominion returned to the win column after a two-game slide to improve to 4-3. The Crimson fell to 6-5 overall.

Four Lady Monarchs finished the afternoon with double figures. Junior Lawona Davis (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), who had just two points against Virginia and was held scoreless against Penn State in ODU's last two games, rebounded with a season and team-high 16 points. She shot 6-of-9 from the floor, 4-of-4 from the free throw line and added eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Also scoring in double figures was ODU leading scorer Shareese Grant (Va. Beach, Va.) with 16 points and sophomore Tish Lyons (Newport News, Va.) who tied her career-high with 12 points.

The Ivy League's leading scorer, Harvard's Reka Cserny, poured in a season-high 32 points shooting 7-of-22 from the floor and 15-of-20 from the free throw line.

The Lady Monarchs never trailed in the game and built up a 20-point lead with 7:33 left in the first half. Cserny scored the Crimson's first eight points capped by a three-pointer with 14:42 on the clock to bring Harvard to within two, 10-8. However that would be the closest the Crimson would get the rest of the way. Old Dominion proceeded to take a 12-8 run to build up their 20-point lead and extended their edge by as many as 24 in the final moments of the first half.

Old Dominion, who shot a season-low 38.9 percent from the free throw line in their last outing against Penn State, vastly improved in Wednesday's game. The Lady Monarchs finished sinking 13-of-17 from the line to shoot, 76.5 percent for the game. In the first half alone, Old Dominion shot and sank all ten of their attempts. Davis, who was one of three Lady Monarchs to go perfect from the charity stripe, is still shooting perfectly from the line having connecting on all 14 of her shots.

The Lady Monarchs shot 50 percent for the game and limited Harvard to just seven field goals in the first half and eight in the second.

On the boards, Old Dominion outrebounded the Crimson by 33, holding a 58-25 advantage.

The Lady Monarchs return to action on Thursday, December 30th at #6 North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. The game will be played at the Dean E. Smith Center and there will be no charge for admission to the game.

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