BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Old Dominion women's basketball team lost at first-place Western Kentucky, 62-48, on Thursday evening at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
Taylor Edwards led Old Dominion (5-19, 3-17 C-USA) with 16 points and eight rebounds, but the Monarchs were unable to overcome a game-high 23 points from WKU's Tashia Brown, the nation's sxith leading scorer.
"We played well in stretches," said head coach Nikki McCray-Penson. "Being on a contender's home court, you can't have mental mistakes and you can't have defensive breakdowns. I thought we had some defensive breakdowns tonight that really cost us."
The Lady Toppers (18-5, 9-1 C-USA) utilized a run midway through the first quarter to take a lead that they would not relinquish.
The Monarchs were able to cut the lead to four at 22-18 midway through the second quarter, but WKU ended the first half on a 12-4 run to take a double-digit lead at 34-22 into the locker rooms.
WKU would then lead by double digits for the remainder of the game.