Monarchs Down Georgia State, 73-56
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 13, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Gerald Lee scored 12 points to extend the Colonial Athletic Association's longest double-digit scoring streak to 17 straight games as Old Dominion avenged an earlier loss to Georgia State with a 73-56 victory Tuesday night.
The Panthers (4-13, 2-4) edged Old Dominion (10-6, 3-3) in the teams' first meeting, 55-54, in Atlanta on Jan. 3.
The Monarchs led 36-34 at halftime, but the Panthers didn't score for the first 4:46 of the second half as a 12-0 run put Old Dominion up by 14 with 16:25 to play. The lead grew to 17 less than two minutes later.
Georgia State closed within 10 at 54-44 with 12:51 left, but could get no closer. Joe Dukes led the Panthers with 21 points and Trae Goldston had 14.
ODU shot a season best .617 from the floor, while Georgia State hit .423. The Panthers shot .565 in the first half, but only .310 in the second.
James also dished out a career high nine assists on the night. Hassell scored seven points with two assists and four blocked shots, while freshman Marquel de Lancey dished out a career high four assists and came up with two steals.
ODU returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Richmond to play at VCU in a 4 p.m. contest.