SUPERBOWL SUNDAY WIN: No. 13/15 Old Dominion Scores Most Points Of The Season In 93-56 Win Over UNC-Wilmington
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 3, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- The No. 13/15 Old Dominion women's basketball earned its fourth straight victory by a margin of over 30 points and captured a season-high in points as the Lady Monarchs rolled to a 93-56 victory over UNC-Wilmington in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action at the Ted Constant Convocation Center Superbowl Sunday afternoon.
The victory, Old Dominion's 12th straight as well as its 30th straight CAA home victory, marked the Lady Monarchs' 300th win in CAA competition. Old Dominion holds a 300-16 record in 17 years as a member of the CAA. On the year, the Lady Monarchs improved to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in league action.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, lost their second straight, falling to 11-9 overall and 2-7 in the conference.
The 93 points scored by the Lady Monarchs were the most by the team this season and the most since netting 94 against Hofstra in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament back on March 10, 2006.
Additionally the Lady Monarchs shot 54.4 percent from the floor, the highest accuracy from the floor in conference games and second highest of the season.
In all, four Lady Monarchs reached double figures with senior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) leading the Lady Monarchs once again with 20 points, 15 of them coming in the first half. Freshman Jasmine Parker (Norfolk, Va.) also collected a career-high 18 points.
Junior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) poured in her second double-double of the year and the 13th of her career with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Old Dominion managed to outrebound UNC-Wilmington by 20, 46-26,
UNC-Wilmington scored the game's first bucket and tied the game at 5-5 a minute and a half in, but the rest of the game was all Old Dominion. The Lady Monarchs held a 24-point, 47-23, lead at the half. The Seahawks became the fifth ODU opponent held to 20 points or fewer come the intermission.
Four minutes into the second half, junior Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) gave the Lady Monarchs a 30-point lead, 60-30, as Old Dominion maintained a 30+ point advantage the rest of the afternoon.
The No. 13/15 Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday, February 7th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The Lady Monarchs will meet the George Mason Patriots at 7:00 p.m.