Nov. 29, 2012
Friday, Nov. 30 - 7:00 p.m.
#10/11 California (5-0) at Old Dominion (4-0)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,600) - Norfolk, Va.
Cox 11 TV Broadcast
Play-by-play: Ted Alexander
Color: Charlie Woollum
94.1 ESPN Radio
Play-by-play: Tony Mercurio
Color: Susan Montgomery
Friday Live Stats: Gametracker
Friday Live Audio/Video: ODUSports.com
ODU Game Notes
Cal Game Notes
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's basketball team returns to action after 10 days off on Friday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center when they host the No. 10/11 California at 7 p.m. on a game televised by Cox 11 in the Hampton Roads area.
ODU leads the all-time series with California, 2-1. The last meeting was in 1995 in Berekeley with the Lady Monarchs coming out on top, 80-58. Their only previous meeting in Norfolk came in 1985 with ODU also victorious, 91-69.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS
California improved one spot to No. 10 in the Associated Press and held steady at No. 11 the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Polls, the highest ranking for the Bears since the 2008-09 team climbed as high as No. 4 in the country. Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb enters her second season at the helm of the Cal program after serving as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara for three years.
Friday is the first road trip for Cal this season as the Bears have taken down Lehigh, St. Mary's, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington and Georgetown all at home and all by double-digits.
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.
In four games this season, ODU has forced 99 turnovers, collected 45 steals and held their opponents to just 7-for- 49 (14.3%) from beind the three-point line which ranks 2nd in the NCAA out of 343 teams. In addition, the Lady Monarchs are ranked #3 in scoring defense (44.5 ppg) and #8 in FG% defense (30.3%).
The team paid a visit just before Thanksgiving to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter (CHKD) to spend time with patients. In addition, the Lady Monarchs are also participating in the Operation Christmas Child project this year.
Redshirt senior Mairi Buchan is the Vice President of SAAC at ODU and spearheaded the campaign for the upcoming holiday period that all student-athletes could help people less privileged by filling a minimum of two boxes that included anything from toys to bath soap (items that children in underprivileged areas or war-torn countries may not have easy access to). The goal is to give the children something to smile about in what may be a difficult time for them.
LAST TIME OUT
ODU closed the first half on a 13-1 run on Nov. 20 and never looked back as they defeated Maryland Eastern Shore at the Hytche Center, 62-46.
Sophomore Shae Kelley recorded her first career double-double in an ODU uniform as she scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while senior Jackie Cook scored 18 points in the second half and a game-high 22 total points.
ODU outrebounded UMES, 46-34, and had a 30-10 advantage in points in the paint. The Lady Monarchs pressure defense allowed Old Dominion to take a 16-2 advantage in fast break points as well. ODU distributed the ball well as nine different players recorded an assist for a total of 16.
KAREN BAREFOOT SHOW
The Karen Barefoot 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 Wednesday, Dec. 5th 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
After the game, redshirt senior forward Mairi Buchan will be the featured Lady Monarch for Friday and will be signing autographs for fans out in the Constant Center lobby at the guest services booth.
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