No. 13/15 Women's Basketball Continues To Roll; Lady Monarchs Sweep Series With Georgia State In 76-44 Victory
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 31, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- The No. 13/15 Old Dominion rolled to its 11th straight win in a 76-44 victory over Georgia State to sweep the season series with the Lady Panthers Thursday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The Lady Monarchs improved to 17-3 overall and 8-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), while Georgia State dropped to 5-14 overall and 2-6 in league play. The victory marked Old Dominion's third straight win by over 30 points, 20th straight in CAA action, and 19th straight at home.
Georgia State opened with a basket by Shay Rawls, but the first of four three-pointers by junior Jazzmin Walters (Norfolk, Va.) was all Old Dominion would need to take over the lead for good. Walters would go on to finish with 14 points, as one of four Lady Monarchs in double figures, and tie her career-mark.
Senior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) gave Old Dominion a double-figure lead five minutes into the contest and saw the Lady Monarchs expand its advantage to as many as 19 in the opening half. At the half, Old Dominion owned a 36-20 edge, as Georgia State became the fourth opponent this season to be held to 20 or less points at the intermission.
Georgia State pulled no closer than 18 in the second half. Danyiell McKeller, who led the Lady Panthers with 14 points, completed the traditional three-point play with 15:25 left with the Lady Monarchs continuing to lead, 42-24. Old Dominion expanded its lead to 30 in the game's final two minutes.
Senior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) led all scorers with 16 points, the first time since ODU's victory against James Madison that she has led the squad in scoring. Joining Jordan and Walters in double figures were senior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) with 13, and CAA Player of the Week Jessica Canady (Williamsburg, Va.) coming off the bench to net 10.
A pair of Lady Monarchs also set new marks in assists. Junior Jen Nuzzo (Newport News, Va.) dished off seven, while Williams tied her career-high with five.
Brittany Hollins, who captured a game-high 25 points in the first meeting with the Lady Monarchs, was the only other Lady Panther to post double digits, as she collected 10.
The Lady Monarchs held a commanding 48-30 edge on the boards with Old Dominion led by senior Megan Pym (Newfield, N.Y.) with 10.
The No. 13/15 Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Superbowl Sunday. The Lady Monarchs will host UNC-Wilmington on Sunday, February 1st at 2:00 p.m.