Old Dominion Falls Short To Hofstra, 67-66
By ODU Athletics
Jan 3, 2002
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Kenny Adeleke had 18 points and Hofstra held on for a 67-66 victory over Old Dominion on Thursday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.
Lars Grubler and Rick Apodaca each had 15 points for the Pride (6-7, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), despite some second half heroics by the Monarchs Troy Nance.
Troy Nance had 14 points and Ricardo Marsh added 13 for the Monarchs (6-6, 0-2), who lost their fourth straight. Nance scored seven straight at one stretch in the secondhalft. With Hofstra leading 53-49 with 8:21 left, Nance put the Monarchs up 56-55 with 6:44 left. He also gave ODU it's last lead of the night with a basket at the 3:35 mark for a 64-63 lead.
Grubler scored the first six points of the second half as Hofstra went on a 15-7 run to take a 39-38 lead with 14:41 left. Grubler's layup with 2:48 accounted for the 13th and final lead change as Hofstra went up 65-64.
Apodaca made one free throw with 1:50 left and Joel Suarez made another with 30 seconds left to give Hofstra a 67-64 lead. Pierre Greene hit jumper with 22 seconds left to bring the Monarchs within one and the Pride then turned the ball over. Green's jumper from the top of the key as the buzzer sounded went in and out.
There were 19 lead changes and nine ties. ODU shot .394 from the floor, while Hofstra hit .451 of their shots and .536 in the second half. The Monarchs return to action on Saturday when they host Drexel at 7:35 p.m. in the fieldhouse.