Monarchs Defeat UNCW, 84-65, Now Tied For Fourth In CAA
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 18, 2009
WILMINGTON, NC-- Sophomore forward Frank Hassell scored 19 points and Marsharee Neely added 14 to lead the Monarchs (17-9/10-6) to an 84-65 victory over UNC WIlmington Wednesday night. ODU is now tied for fourth with Drexel and Hofstra.
Five Monarchs scored in double figures tonight. Joining Hassell and Neely were red-shirt freshman Kent Bazemore with 13 and sophomore forward Keyon Carter with 12 points. Every Monarch who played tonight scored and grabbed a rebound.
With the score, 16-15 at the 12:36 mark of the first half, ODU went on an 11-0 tear to take a 27-15 lead wwith 10:34 left in the half. ODU led 46-33 at halftime.
In the second half, the Monarchs started the half off with a 12-0 run to build the lead to 58-33 with 15:43 left in the game.
ODU came up with seven steals on the night led by Ben Finney with four.
ODU finished the night shooting a blistering .610 from the floor, while UNCW shot .404. This was the second best shooting performance since the .617 the Monarchs shot against Georgia State.
Hassell hit nine-of-13 from the floor, while Neely was six-for-nine and Finney hit four of five of his shots from the field. Kent Bazemore was five-for six and Carter was five-of 10.
UNCW was led by Chad Tomko with 18 points and Kevon Moore with 11. ODU sweeps the two-game series from the Seahawks.
THe Monarchs are now tied with Drexel and Hofstra for fourth in the CAA with 10-6 league records. VCU is now in first at 12-4, followed by Northeastern and George Mason at 11-5. James Madison drops to seventh at 9-7. The Monarchs return home to host Liberty Saturday morning at 11 am in the annual ESPNU Bracketbusters game.