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Lady Monarch's Showdown vs. VT Set for Monday at 7p.m.

November 10, 2013
By ODU Athletics

Norfolk, Va. – The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team (1-0) will host Virginia Tech (1-0) on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Ted Constant Center with tip-off slated for 7 p.m. ODU currently leads the series over the Hokies 24-7 all-time.

Saturday's game can be viewed live with a Monarch Media subscription, which can be accessed by going to, then clicking Multimedia then Monarch Media. Also, the game will be aired live on the radio on ESPN Radio 94.1 FM in Hampton Roads with the voice of the Lady Monarchs, Doug Ripley on play-by-play and former Lady Monarch assistant coach, Susan Montgomery handling the color duties. Doug and Susan's radio broadcast will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a pre-game show from the Ted Constant Center. Fans can also follow all of the live action on the new ODU InGame Mobile App for Apple and Android products. The ODU InGame Mobile App includes LIVE stats for basketball (and football, soccer and baseball), links for the live radio broadcast, social media feeds and up to the minute fan information!

ODU’s Last Game vs. Delaware State
Four Lady Monarchs scored in double figures as the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team cruised to a 97-67 victory over Delaware State in both teams’ regular season opener on Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Senior co-captain Stephanie Gardner led all scorers and set her career high for points after shooting 6-14 from the field (4-7 3PT FG) on her way to scoring 21 points. Shae Kelley proved she can do it all on Saturday, after going for 13 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks.

Old Dominion ended the first half on a 29-9 run over the last 9:38 of the first half to take a 25 point lead into the locker room. For the game, Old Dominion’s bench outscored the Hornet’s, 33-7. The Lady Monarchs also took advantage of points off turnovers (26-10), second chance points (31-15) and fast-break points (14-3). For the game, ODU hauled down 32 offensive rebounds and 56 total boards on Saturday.

George Washington transfer, Chelisa Painter (5-6 FT’s) chipped in with 11 points of her own and grabbed nine boards. Galaisha Goodhope dished out four assists on her way to scoring 10 points. Tiffany Minor added nine points, while senior Becca Allison scored 8.

Delaware State was led by Raven Bankston and Tierra Hawkins who both scored 18 points. The Hornets also received 11 points from Raven’s twin, Raine Bankston. Deanna Harmon hauled down 11 rebounds on her way to scoring nine points for Delaware State.

For the game, ODU attempted 83 shots (38.6 FG%) compared to the Hornet’s 59 (42.4 FG%). The Lady Monarchs forced 22 turnovers, while only turning the ball over 11 times of their own. As a team, Old Dominion led the assist-count, 21-9.

Virginia Tech’s Last Game vs. Howard
The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team dominated from start to finish, opening the season with an 84-32 win over Howard University in Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies matched their program-best with six players scoring in double figures, led by freshman Maddison Penn’s 13-point debut. 

Nia Evans was perfect on the day going 4-for-4 from the field, including her first career three pointer. She also added 3-for-3 from the line and finished with 12 points, while Young recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 boards. Joining the pair in double figures were Monet Tellier and Taijah Campbell with 12 points each, and Uju Ugoka also added 11 points for the Hokies.

Next Up
The Lady Monarchs will be back in action on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m., when they will play host to Radford for Girl Scout Day.

ODU Probable Starters
No.              Name                             Pos.              Cl.                  Ht.                 
0                  Stephanie Gardner        G                  Sr.                 5-7                 
1                  Shae Kelley                     F                   Jr.                  6-3                 
3                  Chelisa Painter               F                  RJr.               6-1                 
5                  Galaisha Goodhope      G                  So.                5-5
32                Tiffany Minor                    F                  Jr.                 6-0

VT Probable Starters
No.                  Name                          Pos.               Cl.                  Ht.

5                  Vanessa Panousis          G                  Fr.                  5-7
31                Monet Tellier                    G                 Sr.                  5-11
4                  Hannah Young                 F                  So.                 6-1
14                Uju Ugoka                         F                  Sr.                  6-1
24                Taijah Campbell              F                  So.                  6-3

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