Myriah Spence Leads Lady Monarchs Past ECU, 92-64
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA. (Feb. 5, 2001) -- Freshman Myriah Spence (Espanola, NM.) scored a career high 29 points and keyed a 17-2 ODU run to start the second half as Old Dominion defeated East Carolina, 92-64 in a CAA contest. The Lady Monarchs are now 12-7 overall and 8-0 in the CAA, while ECU drops to 9-10 overall and 4-4 in the CAA.
Spence, who scored 16 points and hauled in 15 rebounds in her last game against Richmond scored 13 points in the first half as ODU led 43-30. She then scored five points in the Lady Monarchs 17-2 run to start the second half which increased the lead to 60-32 lead with 14:35 left in the game. Spence also was perfect six-for-six from three-point range.
Four other Lady Monarchs scored in double figures. Freshman Monique Coker (Bronx, NY.) scored 17 points, while Hamchetou Maiga (Bamako, Mali) and Okeisha Howard (Va.Beach, Va.) scored 11 each. Tiffany Thompson led ODU with eight rebounds, while Howard dished out a game high seven assists.
Old Dominion shot a blistering .603 (35-58) from the field, while ECU shot .286 (18-63). ODU outrebounded ECU, 47-30 in winning their 110th straight league game.
ECU was led by Lucina Mason with 14 points, while Tali Robich and Alisha Bishop added 13 points each.
Old Dominion travels to George Mason on Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. contest in Fairfax,Va.