Monarchs Defeat Georgia State, 68-55 For Sixth Straight

February 07, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 7, 2007

Box Score

ATLANTA, GA-- Junior guard Brian Henderson scored 11 points and every Monarch who played scored as ODU (18-7/11-3) defeated Georgia State Wednesday night, 68-55 in a CAA contest. It was the Monarchs sixth straight win. ODU got 34 points from its bench.

The Panthers jumped out to a 15-4 lead with 13:26 left in the first half, but ODU rallied to tie the at 19 on Abdi Lidonde's free throws with 6:30 left in the half.

ODU took the lead for good with 5:09 left on Marsharee Neely's jumper to make it 22-21. ODU led by three at the half, 29-26.

In the second half, the Monarchs took control with an 18-3 run to lead 47-29 as Brian Henderson scored six and Gerald Lee added five in the stretch.

Gerald Lee finished with nine points, two blocked shots and five rebounds, while Abdi Lidonde hit for eight points. Valdas Vasylius came up with four steals and six rebounds and senior Drew Williamson added seven points and six assists.

ODU shot .418 from the floor, .500(13-26) in the second half. ODU's defense forced the Panthers into 16 turnovers.

Georgia State was led by Rashad Chase with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Leonard Mendez added 11 points and Ryan McBride had ten with seven boards.

ODU returns to action on Saturday when they host VCU at 12 noon. The game is already a sellout, and will be shown in the Hampton Roads area on WKSY channel 4.