Women's Basketball Takes Out George Mason, 81-64
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 29, 2004
FAIRFAX, Va. - Senior forward Monique Coker matched her career-high of 17 rebounds and netted a team-best 22 points to lead Old Dominion to (21-6, 16-1 CAA) an 81-64 victory over George Mason (16-8, 11-6) in women's basketball action on senior day at the Patriot Center Sunday afternoon.
Prior to tip-off, seniors Jen Derevjanik (Sr.; Staten Island, NY), forward Vernessa Neamo (Forestville, MD), forward Susan Otim (Fairfax, VA), center Osato Edobor-Osula (Queens, NY), guard Lynnette Clark (Mitchellville, MD) and Lesley Harvey (F; Burke, VA) were honored for their four years of hard work and dedication to the Patriot women's basketball team.
Neamo registered her sixth double-double of the season with a game-high 26 points and a team-best 10 rebounds, while Derevjanik poured in a team second-best 19 points and added a game-high five steals in her last game in a Mason uniform at the PC. Junior guard Laura Kooij (Den Helder, Holland) added 10 points for the Patriots in 32 minutes of play.
Senior guard Max Nhassengo shot 6-of-9 from the field to amass 15 points for the Lady Monarchs, while junior guard Shareese Grant added 11 points, as well as four assists. Senior forward Myriah Spence chipped in 10 points and junior forward Paula Muxiri came off the bench to mimic Spence's effort after shooting 3-of-5 on the afternoon.
Mason shot 23-of-63 from the field (37 percent), while ODU was 29-of-54 on the night (54 percent). ODU outrebounded the Patriots, 43-31, but Mason registered 12 steals to the Lady Monarch's nine. ODU scored 23 points off turnovers to Mason's 12 and fastbreak points were even at 12 a piece.
The Patriots will return to action on Thurs., Mar. 4 when they travel to Newark, DE, to face Delaware at 7 p.m. for both teams final regular season game.