Lady Monarchs Drop 78-63 Decision to Richmond
Nov. 20, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. - Richmond went on double-digit runs to begin both the first and second half and Old Dominion University women's basketball could never come all the way back, falling 78-63 Sunday evening at the Ted Constant Center.
ODU scored the first points of the second half to cut the lead to four at 36-32, but Richmond scored the next eight points to take a 44-32 lead. Tia Lewis stopped the run with a free throw.
Richmond pushed the lead to their biggest of the day at 66-45, but ODU countered with a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 66-54 with four minutes to play on a pair of free throws from Ashley Betz-White.
That was the closest the Lady Monarchs would get as Richmond pushed the lead back to 17 on a three-pointer from Abby Oliver.
Richmond got the scoring started with a layup from Miah Registar, ODU tied the score on a pair of free throws from Tia Lewis, but the Spiders went on a 15-0 to take a 17-2 lead three minutes into the contest.
Rachael Bilney had seven points during the stretch, which was broke on a layup from Lewis.
Oliver led the way for Richmond, scoring a game-high 22 points and pulling down seven boards. Rachael Bilney had 14 points while Genevieve Okoro chipped in 10.
Tia Lewis had 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Lady Monarchs while Betz-White led the team with 18 points.
ODU is back in action Wednesday when they compete in the Paradise Jam Tournament in the Virgin Islands.
Lewis tied a season-high with eight rebounds while Shakeva Richards had a season-high six boards.