ODU Blows Past William & Mary
Jan. 26, 2008
The ODU Monarchs Gerald Lee scored 15 points and freshman Darius James added 12 to lead ODU to a 72-59 victory over the Tribe of William and Mary Saturday night at Kaplan Arena. The Monarchs were a perfect 17-17 from the free throw line.
William and Mary led, 37-36 at halftime thanks to.538 (14-26) shooting along with 7-15 (.467) from three-point range.
Down the stretch, Brian Henderson nailed a trey and Gerald Lee hit one as well to give ODU a 57-47 lead with 5:31 left. The Tribe could get no closer than seven at 3:50 (59-52) and 3:12 (61-54). Darius James scored nine points in the last 3:00 minutes to push the lead to 12 and ending the Monarchs two-game losing streak.
ODU dominated the boards at 43-24 and finished the game shooting .407 (24-5) from the floor, while the Tribe shot .415 (22-53). William and Mary shot .296(8-27) int he second half, and ODU was 11-22 (.500).
In all, ODU's defense held the Tribe scoreless for 7:25 of the second half. The Tribe was led by Laimis Kisielius with 26 points. He was 5-10 from beyond the arc and 9-16 from the floor. Danny Sumner added 13,but only scored two in the second half.
The 17-17 free throw shooting tied the school mark which was set in 2005 against Richmond as the Monarchs were 22-22.
ODU returns to action Wednesday night when they host the Seahawk of UNCW who defeated George Mason tonight.