Five Lady Monarchs Reach Double Figures In 89-50 Win Over Georgia State
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 12, 2006
NORFOLK, Va. -- Five players scored in double figures led by 16 points by sophomore T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) as the Old Dominion women's basketball team cruised to its 12th straight victory with an 89-50 over Georgia State Sunday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. It was the first meeting ever between the two teams.
The victory improved Old Dominion to 14-7 overall and 12-0 in the CAA, while the Lady Panthers dropped to 7-14 overall and 2-10 in the conference.
The game was never in doubt as the Lady Monarchs held the Lady Panthers scoreless for the contests' first seven and half minutes. Old Dominion opened the game on a 16-0 run and never looked back. Brittany Hollins finally got Georgia State on the scoreboard with two straight buckets at the 12:23 mark. A short time later a Marquitta Head lay-up cut the Lady Panther deficit to 10 at 16-6, but Georgia State would get no closer.
The Lady Monarchs enjoyed a 44-24 halftime lead. Jordan scored nine points in the first opening stanza which included going 3-of-4 from downtown.
In the second half, Old Dominion outscored Georgia State, 45-26, and led by as many as 40 late in the stanza.
Joining Jordan in double figures were junior Paula Muxiri (Luanda, Angola) with a career tying 14 points, senior Lawona Davis (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) with 13, junior Shantel Wilson with a career-high 12, and junior Sherida Triggs (Norcross, Ga.) with 11. All of Triggs' 11 points came in the second half of action.
Old Dominion shot 55.6 percent from the field, the third time in the last four games the Lady Monarchs have shot over 50 percent from the floor. Additionally, the Lady Monarchs
The Lady Panthers' Kelcey Roegiers-Jensen entered the game averaging 17.9 points against CAA competition, good enough to rank second among the league players. However against the Lady Monarchs she was held scoreless in the first half and collected just second points total.
Keisha Monroe was the lone Lady Panther in double digits tallying a career-high 12 points.
Old Dominion controlled the battle of the board 38-26 with Triggs and sophomore Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) each collected seven. Georgia State's Head posted a game-high seven rebounds.
The Lady Monarchs return to action next week hosting UNC-Wilmington in their lone match-up with the Seahawks on Thursday and traveling to 2005 CAA runner-up Delaware on Sunday.