Lady Monarchs lead wire to wire in 70-48 win over North Texas on Senior Day

odu logoSaturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation marked Senior Day for Tiffany Minor and Chelisa Painter, in a game that the Lady Monarchs (17-10, 10-6) led in its entirety, claiming a 70-48 victory over North Texas (5-22, 4-12). The Lady Monarchs held NT to just 25.4% shooting from the floor for the ballgame. ODU has now won three games in a row.

Jennie Simms led the way for the Lady Monarchs, recording her ninth double-double of the season, with four of those performances coming in the last five contests. Simms finished with 20 points (3-4 3PT), 14 rebounds (ties career high), six assists and three steals.

Ashley Betz-White chipped in 12 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3PT), while Chelisa Painter also finished in double figures, netting 11 points. Destinee Young filled up the stat sheet going for nine points, five rebounds, five blocks (ties career high) and four assists.

A Tiffany Minor made three-pointer extended Old Dominion’s lead to 18-5 with 11:07 remaining in the first half. By the under-four media timeout at the 3:31 mark, Old Dominion stretched its advantage to 18 (33-15).

The Lady Monarchs doubled North Texas’ score by halftime, taking a 42-21 lead into the locker rooms behind 13 points and eight rebounds from Simms. Ashley Betz-White followed with 12 points on 4-5 shooting from the floor and 2-3 from deep.

Tiffany Minor (six rebounds) and Destinee Young each chipped in six points, respectively. For the half, Old Dominion connected on 53.3% (16-30) of its shots from the floor and 53.8% (7-13) from behind the arc. This was the third consecutive ballgame in which the Lady Monarchs scored 40 or more points in the first half.

With 14:29 remaining in the second half, each team had scored seven points bringing the score to 49-28 in favor of the Lady Monarchs. By the under-eight media timeout at the 7:49 mark, Old Dominion led 57-31 and held a 20-6 advantage for points in the paint.

ODU led 67-42 at the last media timeout with 3:45 to play in the ballgame, before claiming the 70-48 victory over the Mean Green on Saturday afternoon at the Ted.

North Texas was led by Eboniey Jeter’s 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Candice Adams followed with 10 points and six boards.

For the game, Old Dominion shot 48.3% (28-58) from the floor, 42.1% (8-19) from three and 40% (6-15) from the charity stripe. The Mean Green shot 25.4% (16-63) from the floor, 35.7% (5-14) from deep and 61.1% (11-18) from the free-throw line.

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