Monarchs Defense Shuts Down Mestre Club Team, 92-40
Aug. 16, 2012
COMO, ITALY--Five Monarchs scored in double-figures led by newcomer, 6-9 DeShawn Painter with 21 points and 20 rebounds for a 92-40 victory over Mestre Club team at the Senna Comasco Sports Hall which is game one of the scheduled four during the Italy-Greece tour . The Monarchs held Mestre to just 13 points in the second half.
Joining Painter in double-figures with 14 points each were junior guard Donte Hill, red-shirt sophomore guard Dimitri Batten and freshman guard Aaron Bacote. Freshman guard Deion Clark chipped in with 10 points on the evening as well.
Freshman guard Keenan Palmore led the game with nine assists, followed by Bacote with six. Bacote,Batten and Hill each had four steals and red-shirt senior Nick Wright and red-shirt junior Anton Larsen each blocked four shots. Wright also hauled in 11 rebounds.
The Monarchs shot a blistering 60 percent (18-30) in the first half, and forced Mestre Club into 25 turnovers, and only .196 shooting for the game(13-66).
ODU travels to Rome on Friday and will play C.B. Orvieto on Saturday night in the outdoor stadium of The medieval town of Orvieto which is just outside of Rome.
NOTE: Red-shirt sophomore forward Richard Ross fractured his right scaphoid (Wrist) last Sunday in practice and will require surgery. No time frame has been determined. Ross is with the team in Europe.
ODU (92) FG, FT, PF, TP