Lady Monarchs Defeat Richmond, 95-82
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 2) -- Five Lady Monarchs scored in double-figures as Old Dominion defeated Richmond, 95-82 in a Colonial Athletic Association game Friday night. The Lady Monarchs improve to 11-7 overall and 7-0 in the CAA, while the Spiders drop to 11-10 overall and 5-4 in the CAA.
Freshman Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM) scored career highs in points (16), rebounds (15), and assists (3). Sophomore Okeisha Howard (Va.Beach, Va.) led with 19 points and eight assists. Hamchetou Maiga (Bamako, Mali) added 15 points as did freshman Monique Coker (Bronx, NY.). Sharron Francis (Lanham Hills, Md.) completed the act with ten points and eight assists.
Three Spiders scored in double figures led by Freshman Amber Goppert with 20 points, while Ebony Tanner scored 18 and hauled in ten rebounds. CAA assist leader Michele Koclanes finished with 17 points and dished out ten assists.
In the first half, ODU led by as many as 23 (47-24) with 2:12 remaining and by 19 at halftime as Myriah Spence scored 12 points and hauled in nine rebounds for the Lady Monarchs.
In the second half, the Spiders cut the Lady Monarch lead down to 13 (62-49) with 12:34 left but ODU pushed it back up to 22 (71-49) with 10:48 remaining. UR cut it to ten (88-78) on a layup by Ebony Tanner with 2:10 left, but could get no closer.
ODU, who has won 109 straight CAA games in a row hosts East Carolina on Sunday at 2:00, while Richmond hosts UNC Wilmington at 2 p.m.