Feb. 28, 2013
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team saw their three-game win streak come to an end on Thursday night at the JMU Convocation Center behind a large second half by James Madison who came out victorious, 77-61.
After a highly competitive first half that saw James Madison take a 32-30 halftime lead, JMU outscored Old Dominion (19-10, 10-7) in the second half, 45-31, to pull away for the victory. The Dukes had used a 46-25 advantage on the boards along with 21-second chance points to put away ODU.
The Lady Monarchs shot 52.9 percent in the first (9-for-17) as sophomore Shae Kelley scored in double figures for the sixth straight game and the 20th time this season with 10 points with three rebounds and three assists while senior Jackie Cook scored in double figures for the fifth straight game and team-leading 21st time this season with 13 points.
The Dukes were led by the duo of freshman Precious Hall who had a game-high 23 points and senior Tarik Hislop who scored 18 to go with three assists. While shooting just 7.1 percent (1-for-14) in the first half behind the arc, JMU was able to connect on two of their five three-pointers in the second half and shot 56.7 percent overall after halftime (17-for-30). Jazmon Gwathmey added a double double for the Dukes with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Redshirt senior Mairi Buchan and sophomore Ashley Betz-White each added nine points to pace ODU while junior Shakeva Richards added seven points and a rebound.
Old Dominion closes out the regular season in their CAA finale on Sunday in Boston with a 2 p.m. tip. at Northeastern.
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