ODU Takes First CAA Defeat, 70-58 Against Hofstra

January 08, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 8, 2007

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Loren Stokes and Antoine Aguido both scored 18 points to lead Hofstra to its fifth straight victory, 70-58 over Old Dominion on Monday night.

Chris Gadley added 13 points for the Pride (11-4, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) and Zygis Sestokas had 12. Stokes grabbed 12 rebounds for Hofstra, which has won 10 of 11 with the only loss coming at Syracuse.

Valdas Vasylius matched his career high with 29 points for the Monarchs (10-5, 3-1), while Drew Williamson had 11. Williamson also came up with five steals.

Hofstra broke the sixth and final tie of the second half (47-47 with 9:04 left) with an 11-0 run that gave the Pride a 58-47 lead with 5:31 to play. Sestokas had four points in the spurt.

The Monarchs got as close as 60-54 on a three-point play by Vasylius with 1:41 remaining.

The win extended Hofstra's regular-season home winning streak to 24 games. The Pride lost at home to the Monarchs in the quarterfinals of the NIT last March.

Hofstra outrebounded ODU, 38-29. Vasylius led ODU with nine boards and Dahi was second with five. Hofstra was led by Loren Stokes with 12, followed by Gadley with 9.

ODU returns to action on Wednesday night when they host Delaware at 7 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

NOTE: Brandon Johnson was named CAA co-Player of the week with Drexel's Chaz Crawford. Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assits and 5.0 steals. He recorded his first double-double of his collegiate career with 13 points andten boards at Northeastern. He then had 14 points along with seven assists and a school record tying eight steals against George Mason.