Marsharee Neely Leads ODU In Exhbition Win Over Virginia State

November 08, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 8, 2008

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NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University junior guard Marsharee Neely (Greensboro, NC.) scored 21 points to lead the Monarchs to a 85-59 exhibition win over Virginia State Saturday Night. Three other Monarchs, Frank Hassell (Chesapeake, Va.) , Ben Finney (Portsmouth, VA.) and Gerald Lee (Finland) each scored 10 points. Six Monarchs hauled down atleast five rebounds and al l12 Monarchs who played scored.

The Monarchs broke out to a 17 point halftime lead, 42-25 as Neely poured in 17 points on seven- for -eight shooting from the floor. He finished the night nine-for-11 with three assists and five rebounds.

ODU shot .443 (31-70) from the field and dominated the boards, 58-30 led by Frank Hassell with eight, followed by Keyon Carter (Rivieria Beach, FL.) and Ben Finney with seven each.

ODU also blocked 14 shots on the night, led by Kent Bazemore with four, followed by two each From Frank Hassell, Nick Wright, Ben Finney, and Chris Cooper (Woodbridge, VA.). The Monarchs biggest lead was 34 at 63-29 with 11:37 left in the game.

Virginia State from the CIAA was led by Harvey Mills with 12 points and Michael Johnson with 10. Leon Willis led the Trojans with six rebounds and Christopher Washington had four assists. The Trojans shot .300 (18-60) from the floor.

The Monarchs open the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 16 at Charlotte.