No. 13/14 Old Dominion Downs William & Mary, 83-68, In Fifth Annual Hoops For A Cure
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 10, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior Shahida Williams (Newark, N.J.) notched her first double-double of the season in helping the No. 13/14 Old Dominion women's basketball team to its 14th straight win of the season in an 83-68 victory over William & Mary in the fifth annual "Hoops for a Cure" game. Williams poured in 18 points and hauled in a game-high 13 boards as a season-high 4,825 fans came through the turnstiles.
The 2007-08 Lady Monarchs became the sixth fastest ODU squad to accumulate 20 wins in a season. The win improved Old Dominion to 20-3 overall and 11-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Tribe meanwhile fell 11-12 overall and 5-6 in league play. William and Mary's 68 points were the most by a CAA opponent against the Lady Monarchs this season.
After four ties and five lead changes to open the game, Old Dominion broke it open by rattling off 25 points and holding the Tribe to just six over the final 11:08 of the first half. Senior Devin James gave the Tribe a 22-20 lead with two of her team-high 16 points, but the Lady Monarchs proceeded to use a 9-0 run to take over the lead for good. Old Dominion entered the half up, 45-28.
The Lady Monarchs led by as many as 27 in the second half with William & Mary able to reduce its deficit to 15 in the final minutes.
Senior T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, Va.) led all scorers with 20 and moved into 18th on the all-time scoring leaders list surpassing 2002 WNBA draftee Lucienne Berithieu. Jordan now has 1,385 points under her belt. Jordan and Williams, whose 18 points were a season-high, were two of four Lady Monarchs in double figures along with junior Tiffany Green (Chesapeake, Va.) with 16 and senior Megan Pym (Newfield, N.Y.) adding in 12 points.
Along with James, other members of the Tribe in double figures included Kyra Kaylor with 15 and Kelly Heath adding in 14.
The No. 13/14 Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action on Valentine's Day,Thursday, February 14th, at noon