Adam's Trey Lifts Monarchs Over Tribe, 64-63

February 25, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 25, 2009

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA--Senior Jonathan Adams trey with 36 seconds left lifted the Monarchs of Old Dominion (19-9/11-6) to a 64-63 CAA win over William and Mary Wednesday night. Frank Hassell and Ben Finney each scored 13 points for ODU. The Monarchs leading scorer Gerald Lee did not play tonight because of a foot injury. He is listed day-to-day.

ODU led by one at halftime, 27-26, thanks to 50 percent (12-24) shooting from the floor. In the second half, the Monarchs led by nine, 49-40 after a Frank Hassell layup and free throw with 10:02 left in the game.

The Tribe rallied and tied the game at 53 on a three-pointer by Quinn McDowell with 5:16 left. In all there were 12 ties in the contest.

W&M led 58-57 on a layup by Peter Stein with 4:05 left. Adams then tied the game at 58 with a free throw. Kendrix Brow put the Tribe up 61-58 with a trey with 1:38 left, but Darius James came right back and nailed a three to tie it up again at 16 with 1:17 left.

After a W&M miss, Adamsn got the ball in the corner and the senior hit the trey similar to what he did in the season opening win at Charlotte. After a missed free throw by James, the Tribe missed the final shot.

Darius James added 11 points with five assists for ODU, and Kent Bazemore came off the bench to score 10 points. Frank Hassell led with four blocked shots nd Ben Finney had three steals.

The Tribe was led by David Schneider with 22 points, 15 in the second half. He hit six treys, dished out seven assists and grabbed a game high six rebounds.

The victory puts the Monarchs in fourth with one game left. Both Drexel and Hofstra who ODU was tied with both lost tonight.

The Monarchs travel to Boston to play Northeastern Saturday night.