Feb. 23, 2013
Sunday, Feb. 24 - 2:00 p.m.
Old Dominion (18-9, 9-6) vs. Hofstra (12-13, 8-6)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,600) - Norfolk, Va.
ESPN 94.1 FM Radio
Play-by-play: Doug Ripley
Color: Susan Montgomery
ODU Game Notes
Hofstra Game Notes
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's basketball team will honor seniors Mairi Buchan and Jackie Cook on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in the final home game of the season against Hofstra.
A win in the final home of the regular season over Hofstra on Sunday would give ODU a 12-4 overall record at the Ted along with a 7-2 record in the CAA. Old Dominion is 169-15 (.918) all-time in CAA regular season games at home.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
In an emotional victory over Northeastern on Feb. 17, ODU tied their season-high with 23 assists led by freshman Galaisha Goodhope’s career high seven. It was also the first time all season that ODU had four players score in double figures (Cook, Kelley, Buchan and Minor). The Lady Monarchs followed that up with 19 assists in the win over W&M on Feb. 21. Old Dominion hit eight three-pointers against both the Huskies and the Tribe and has 34 three-pointers in their last five games.
TOUGH FINAL STRETCH
The Feb. 10 game at Drexel started a stretch of four games in eight days for ODU who finishes the regular season taking on six opponents with winning CAA records in their final seven games.
The Lady Monarchs returned home for a three-game stretch on Sunday, Feb. 17 vs. Northeastern after going on the road for three of their last four. The three-game homestand is their longest of the season.
TURNING UP THE DEFENSIVE PRESSURE
After forcing 20 turnovers by William and Mary on Feb. 21, Old Dominion has now forced 20 turnovers or more in 17 of their 27 games this season. The Lady Monarchs lead the league overall (552) and in CAA games (269) is turnovers forced.
The Lady Monarchs continue to utilize their bench having outscored the opposition 680-346 in bench points this season. 39 percent of ODU’s season point total has come from their bench compared to just 22 percent from the opposition. In CAA play, the ODU bench is outscoring the opposing bench, 391-167.
ODU has had more bench points in 21 of their 27 games this season.
The Lady Monarchs are atop the CAA in the following categories per game:
#2 Turnover Margin 3.52
#2 (3) 3-PT FG % Defense .274
#2 Assists Per Game 15.1
#3 Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.9
Sunday’s meeting will be the 24th and final meeting between ODU and Hofstra as CAA members with the Lady Monarchs holding the 19-4 advantage in the all-time series. The teams first met in 2002 and have split the last four meetings. The Pride won this season’s first meeting, 83-72, in Hempstead.
SCOUTING THE PRIDE
The Pride come in having lost two in a row including Tuesday’s 69-60 decision at Towson. Hofstra is 12-13 overall and 8-6 in the CAA putting them in fifth place in the league standings.
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 with a birth in the WNIT.
LAST TIME OUT
Jackie Cook became the 30th ODU player to reach 1,000 points on Feb. 21 as the Lady Monarchs defeated William and Mary late at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, 75-64.
Cook, who scored a team-high 21 points for the second consecutive game, passed the milestone when she connected on a three-pointer for ODU’s first points of the second half at the 16:53 mark as the Lady Monarchs and Tribe battled all night in a tightly contested affair that saw 10 ties and six lead changes before ODU was able to pull away late.
Mairi Buchan passed 700 career points and scored in double figures for the third time in the last four games with 13 points on the night along with four assists, three steals and two rebounds. Shae Kelley recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The Tribe turned it over 20 times which was the 17th time this season that ODU has forced an opponent into 20 turnovers or more.
ODU hit eight three-pointers for the second consecutive game and shot 46.2% (24-for-52) in the contest as they took a 35-33 lead into halftime. W&M was able to shoot 51.9% percent in the first half but was slowed in the second half and shot just 3-for-15 (20 percent) for the game from behind the arc after hitting eight three-pointers in the win in Williamsburg back on Jan. 27.
BUCHAN EARNS ACADEMIC AWARD
Redshirt senior Mairi Buchan was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team on Jan. 31 for the second straight year. The teams are selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Buchan holds a 3.93 grade point average majoring in biology (pre-med).
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.
CAA ROOKIE AWARDS
With LaQuanda Younger picking up her second CAA Rookie of the Week honors this season on Jan. 21, that marks the eighth time since the beginning of the 2011-12 season that an ODU player has recieved this award. Last season, Ashley Betz-White, the CAA Rookie of the Year, was honored four times while freshman Galaisha Goodhope earned the honor on Jan. 7 this season.
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, Feb. 26th 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.
FEATURED LADY MONARCH
Seniors Mairi Buchan and Jackie Cook will be signing autographs at the Raisin' Canes Guest Services booth in the main concourse after Sunday's game.
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