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Monarchs Defeated by Hofstra

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 24, 2013
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Feb. 24, 2013

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Sophomore Dimitri Batten scored a game high 19 points and senior DeShawn Painter added 13 points with 12 rebounds, but the Monarchs lost to Hofstra Sunday night, 70-59. David Imes scored 18 points and Taran Buie 15 for the Pride.

Imes scored on a layup and two 3-pointers in the first 1:40 of the second half to give the Pride (7-22, 4-12) a 38-33 lead after they trailed 31-30 at halftime.

The Monarchs (4-24, 2-14) went ahead 39-38 on a layup by Dimitri Batten, who led Old Dominion with 19 points. But Jordan Allen's layup put Hofstra back on top 40-39.

After an Old Dominion free throw, the Pride ran off 10 points for a 50-40 lead with 11:44 left.

Stevie Mejia added 10 points and 10 assists for Hofstra, which had lost 11 of its last 12.

The Monarchs, who shot a season-best 58.9 percent to beat UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night, managed just 37.5 percent (21 of 56) against Hofstra.

ODU freshman Keenan Palmore joined both Painter and Batten in double figures with 11 along with five rebounds. Freshman Aaron Bacote led with four assists.

ODU outrebounded Hofstra, 43-34 as Painter hauled down a game high 12 and got his 10th double-double of the season. Richard Ross added nine rebounds and also blocked another three shots on the night.

The Monarchs return home Thursday night when they host the Drexel Dragons which will also be senior night for Painter and Nick Wright. The NBCSN nationally televised game will tip at 7:02 p.m.


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