ODU's 83 points were the most in the Nikki McCray era.
ODU's 83 points were the most in the Nikki McCray era.
Bennett Scarborough (Scarborough Photography)

Women's Basketball Cruises Past Camels, 83-59

November 06, 2018
By ODU Athletics

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Old Dominion women's basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 83-59 road win at Campbell on Tuesday evening at Pope Convocation Center.

True freshman Ajah Wayne led four Monarchs in double figures with a game-high 22 points. Fellow freshmen Aziah Hudson added 12 points and Amari Young finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds and three blocks. Victoria Morris was second on the team in scoring with 13 points.

Old Dominion (1-0) broke the game open midway through the second quarter. Trailing 21-20, ODU mounted a 22-5 run to take a commanding 42-26 lead into the half.

ODU pushed its lead to as much as 31 late in third quarter and would maintain a 20+ point advantage for the remainder of the contest.

"I'm really impressed. To come into Campbell, who was one of the top defensive teams in the country last year, I didn't envision us scoring this many points, but we found a way, especially with our defense." - Coach McCray

The Monarchs held Campbell (0-1) to 33 percent shooting from the field and 21 percent from three. ODU also forced 16 Camel turnovers that led to 29 Monarch points.

The 83 points are the most ODU has scored in coach Nikki McCray-Penson's tenure.

Up next, ODU returns home to host Norfolk State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET in the home opener.


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