Monarchs Fall To William & Mary, 86-77
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 26, 2004
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Adam Hess led five William & Mary players with double digits, scoring 19 points to beat Old Dominion 86-77 in conference play Monday night.
Hess, who shot 6-for-11 from the field, made all six free throws in the final two minutes after the Monarchs (10-7, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) cut the lead to 75-70.
John Waller (Richmond, VA.) scored 14 points, while sophomore Isaiah Hunter (Charlotte, NC) added 16 for ODU. Senior Troy Nance (Va. BEach, VA.) dished out seven assits and committed no turnovers. Corey Cofield and Nick D'Antoni scored 15 apiece for the Tribe (5-13, 2-7 CAA). Nate Loehrke had 14 and Zeb Cope added 11.
William & Mary led at the break 38-28. The Monarchs shot .312 from the floor in the first half, while The Tribe shot .469.
But Old Dominion stayed in the game with 3-pointers, making 10 of 26. Alex Loughton led the Monarchs with 19, and helped Old Dominion comeback from a 64-40 deficit with 11:32 remaining.
William & Mary outrebounded Old Dominion 45-23. The Tribe held a 27-12 rebound edge at halftime. ODU committed only nine turnovers on the game, the lowest total of the season, while W&M committed 16.
The Monarchs return to action on Wednesday when they host two-time defending CAA Champions UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m. That game can also be seen in the Hampton Roads area on Cox channel 71.