No. 14 Rutgers Defeats Old Dominion, 69-45

January 31, 2001
By ODU Athletics
The visiting Scarlet Knights downed the Lady Monarchs this evening, 69-45. The loss drops Old Dominion to 10-7 on the year, while #14 Rutgers improves to 14-5.

The Scarlet Knights held a 36-21halftime lead, and quickly broke the game open with a 18-5 run in the opening minutes of the second half. Rutgers dominated the inside game with superior height, outrebounding Old Dominion 35-32 and forcing 20 turnovers, many of which were underneath the ODU basket. The Scarlet Knight defense was also up to the challenge, limiting the Lady Monarchs to just .273 shooting on the night and registering 13 steals.

Old Dominion was led by freshman Myriah Spence's 14 points and 3 rebounds.

Forward Hamchetou Maiga netted 7 points and collected 14 rebounds.

Rutgers was led by reserve guard Karlita Washington's 14 points. Forward Davalyn Cunningham scored 12 and center Tammy Sutton-Brown added 11.

The Lady Monarchs will return to action on Friday night, when they host CAA foe Richmond at 7:35 pm.

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