Dahi And Hunter Lead Monarchs To Victory Over Keydets, 77-62

December 01, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 1, 2005

Box Score

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Arnaud Dahi and Isaiah Hunter each had 20 points as Old Dominion beat VMI 77-62 Wednesday night.

Isaiah Hunter became the 41st Monarch to reach the 1,000 career point mark. His jumper at the 4:23 mark of the first half put him over. Hunter now has 1,007 career points.

Dahi scored 15 of his 20 points during the second half for the Monarchs (4-1), who came back from a 31-30 halftime deficit for the win. Alex Loughton added 17.

The game was tied five times in the first half before Hunter sank two free-throws to go up 30-28 with 57 seconds left before the break. Reggie Williams made one of two free throws and Matt Murrer scored with 36 second left to put the Keydets (0-4) ahead at halftime.

VMI pulled ahead by seven off a three-point play by Hunter. It was tied twice more before Dahi's layup with 11:47 to go put the Monarchs up for good. They went on to lead by as many as 17.

Old Dominion controlled the boards 44-37, led by Loughton's 10 rebounds. It was Loughton's second double-double of the year.

Williams led the Keydets with 18, and Murrer and Chavis Holmes each had 12 points.

Brian Henderson dished out a career high eight assists, while Drew Williamson had four steals and five assists for the Monarchs. ODU returns home on Saturday for a 7 p.m. contest against the Pirates of East Carolina University.