Jan. 18, 2013
Sunday, Jan. 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Old Dominion (12-4, 3-1) at Hofstra (7-8, 3-1)
Trask Coliseum (5,023) - Hempstead, N.Y.
ESPN 94.1 FM Radio
Play-by-play: Doug Ripley
ODU Game Notes
Hofstra Game Notes
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's basketball team continues their road swing on Sunday with a 2 p.m. team at Hofstra at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, N.Y.
Old Dominion is in the midst of a road swing where three of four games are away from home. The Lady Monarchs are 5-0 this season on the road with wins at Virginia Tech, Maryland Eastern Shore, UNLV, Georgia State and UNC Wilmington.
AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
Out of 343 teams, ODU ranks in the top 50 nationally in the following categories: #20 in Turnover Margin (5.69), #25 in 3-PT FG% Defense (.257), #34 in FG % Defense (.348), #40 in Scoring Defense (54.8 ppg) and #50 in Assists Per Game (15.3).
The Lady Monarchs have forced 364 turnovers in 16 games this year (22.8 per game).
The Lady Monarchs are ranked atop the CAA in the following categories per game entering league play: Turnover Margin (+5.69) while ranking second in Scoring Margin (+11.0), Assists (15.3) and Assist/ Turnover Ratio (0.9).
Sunday’s meeting will be the 23rd between Old Dominion and Hofstra with the ODU holding the 19-3 advantage in the all-time series. The teams first met in 2002. Last season, the teams each won on the road as HU won in Norfolk on Jan. 15, 81-68, and ODU returned the favor in Hempstead on Feb. 5, 81-79.
SCOUTING THE PRIDE
The Pride lost on Thursday night at Drexel, 59-53. Hofstra had won six consecutive games before that to even their overall record at 7-7 with CAA wins over William and Mary and Georgia Sate and at George Mason. HU also has a non-conference win over Mississippi.
Senior center and All-America selection Shante Evans powers the Pride as she averages16.1 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest while sophomore guard Andreana Thomas adds 9.3 points per game and 5.6 assists per contest.
Head Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey is in her seventh season as the head of the Hofstra program. The Pride return both forwards including All-CAA and All-America selection Shane Evans but lost all three starters in the back court and added five freshmen this season.
In a vote of the league’s coaches, Hofstra was picked to finish third in the league . The Pride finished 19-12 overall last season and 11-7 in the CAA.
LAST TIME OUT
Old Dominion scored a season-high 42 first half points and improved to 5-0 this season on the road with a 74-50 win at UNC Wilmington on Jan. 17.
The ODU bench outscored UNC Wilmington, 38-9, and was led by LaQuanda Younger who scored a career and game-high 12 points as she connected on four first half three-pointers that sparked the Lady Monarchs on a 24-12 run to end the half and take a 42-28 lead into break.
UNCW closed to within nine points five minutes into the second half but could get no closer as ODU used a balanced scoring attack throughout the evening to overwhelm the Seahawks. ODU shot 45.9 percent (16-33) for the game and 84.6 percent (11-13) at the free throw line while converting seven three-pointers in the game and had a 16-3 advantage in second chance points.
The Lady Monarchs outrebounded the Seahawks, 44-32, behind 10 rebounds from Shae Kelley who recorded her fourth double-digit rebounding game this season while adding five points and an assist. Jackie Cook scored in double figures for the 11th time in 16 games this season as she added 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals while Mairi Buchan was the third Lady Monarch to score in double digits with 10 points and two rebounds.
GOODHOPE NAMED CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Galaisha Goodhope was named the CAA Rookie of the Week on Jan. 7 after the freshman averaged 14.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 20 minutes per contest off the bench as she collected three assists, two steals and shot .429 (9-for-21) from the field against Pittsburgh and Georgia State. In addition, she shot .714 (10-for-14) from the free throw line for the week.
Goodhope (set a career-high with 21 points on Sunday, 19 of which came in the second half as she helped spur the Lady Monarchs on a 42-16 run to end the game after they trailed Georgia State by 20 points with 13:21 in the second half.
In that 72-66 comeback win for Old Dominion, Goodhope was 6-for-11 from the field and 9-for-10 from the free throw line in just 18 minutes of action while grabbing five rebounds, a steal and registering an assist.
ATOP THE CAA IN NON-CONFERENCE ACTION
Old Dominion finished tied for the best non-conference record in the league at 9-3 along with Delaware.
Both the nine non-conference wins and the 9-3 start are bests for ODU since the 2007- 08 season when they went to the Sweet 16 with a record of 31-5.
ODU head coach Karen Barefoot enters her 14th year as a head coach in 2012-13 and 200 plus wins in her career as she leads the Lady Monarch program in year two. As head coach at the Apprentice School in 2001, she led the Builders to a National Championship in the school's first ever women's sport while taking Lenoir-Rhyne the NCAA Tournament in the 2002-03 season. In 2010-11 while at Elon, she led the Phoenix to the WBI, the schools first ever women's basketball tournament appearance. The last time that ODU made the NCAA Tournament was in 2008 when Barefoot was an assistant coach for the Lady Monarchs and helped them make the Sweet 16.
KAREN BAREFOOT SHOW
The Karen Barefoot Coach's Shows continue to pack the house at YNot Pizza in the Village behind the Ted. Joined by host Doug Ripley, Barefoot reviews the previous week's game and gives insight into the upcoming Lady Monarch matchups all season long. The next show is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 6 p.m.
LADY MONARCHS INK TWO
Coach Barefoot announced the addition of Odegua Oigbokie and Destinee Young who signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Monarchs next fall on Nov. 14.
Oigbokie is a highly touted forward from Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn., while Young is a power forward out of Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffmann Estates, Ill.
Oigbokie, who is 6-foot-1, averaged 18 points and eight rebounds as a junior and has been named all-district and all-region for Ridgeway the past two seasons. Young, who is also 6-foot-1, averaged 15.4 points and 11 rebounds as a junior at Hoffman Estates High School, where she already is the record holder for career rebounds and single-season blocks.
Out of the five recruits that second-year head coach Karen Barefoot has landed at ODU, four have been rated as three stars or better by ESPN. The other three were local freshmen guards Galaisha Goodhope out of Norfolk and LaQuanda Younger of Newport News and forward Chelisa Painter from Chesapeake who is sitting out this season after transferring from George Washington.
Head Coach Karen Barefoot added three freshmen this season in local talented guards Galaisha Goodhope and LaQuanda Younger along with center Brittany Martin out of the New York. Transferring in are forward Shae Kelley and Miami (FL) transfer guard Stephanie Gardner. The incoming class is ranked the best in the CAA and No. 42 in the country overall.
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