Jan. 20, 2013
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team gave up a season-high 83 points and fell to Hofstra on Sunday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex, 83-72.
The Lady Monarchs forced 23 turnovers, the 12th time in 17 games this season an opponent has turned it over on 20 or more occasions, but Hofstra (8-8, 4-1) shot 49.1 percent (28-57) from the field led by All-American senior center Shante Evans who recorded her 58th career double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Shae Kelley scored in double digits for the 11th time in 17 games and powered the ODU offense with 16 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and an assist. Freshman LaQuanda Younger hit four three-pointers for the second consecutive game and set another new career-high with 14 points.
The Pride were powered in the first half behind Anma Onyeuku’s 18 points en route to a 38-26 halftime lead. It was the most points given up at half by Old Dominion (12-5, 3-2) this season. The Lady Monarchs held her scoreless in the second half but Evans scored 26 of her game-high 30 points after halftime.
ODU shot 42.4 percent from the field (25-59) as redshirt junior Becca Allison added 11 points, two rebounds and two assists but the Lady Monarchs were just 4-for-22 (18.2 percent) from behind the arc with all four treys coming from Younger.
The ODU bench outscored Hofstra, 37-10, while the Pride outrebounded the Lady Monarchs, 38-31. Both teams shot above 75 percent from the free throw line as ODU was 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) and Hofstra was 22-for-28 (78.6 percent). Andreana Thomas added 12 points and 13 assists for the Pride.
Old Dominion returns home for three of their next four games beginning on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Georgia State at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
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