Lady Bucs fall to Old Dominion, 86-52
Tiffani Mayes led the Lady Bucs with 17 points against Old Dominion
Tiffani Mayes led the Lady Bucs with 17 points against Old Dominion

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 30, 2004) -- Four Lady Monarchs in double figures, led by 18 points from CAA Player of the Week Shareese Grant and a double-double by Sherida Triggs, gave the Old Dominion women's basketball an 86-52 victory over East Tennessee State on Tuesday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va.

The victory, the Lady Monarchs' 19th straight at the Constant Center, upped ODU's record to 2-1 on the season. East Tennessee State fell to 2-3 overall.

The Lady Bucs held the hot hand early, racing out to a 6-2 lead, but from there Old Dominion used a 16-2 run to take control of the game. Triggs sparked the rally at the 17:55 mark of the first half scoring seven of ODU's 16 points during the run while over the course of the next five minutes ETSU scored just two points. Triggs added another bucket with 9:36 remaining in the half, giving Old Dominion a 22-12 lead, as the Lady Monarchs held a double figure lead the rest of the way. The Lady Monarchs held a 42-28 advantage at halftime.

After leading 56-31 with 15:14 in the second half, the Lady Bucs got as close as 17 in the second half as the Lady Bucs scored eight unanswered points. However, Old Dominion responded with its own 8-0 run and continually built up its lead.

Triggs collected her second straight double-double putting up 17 points along with 11 boards. Additionally, the sophomore forward dished out a career-high five assists. Freshmen Tiffany Green and Shahida Williams both netted double figures for the first time in their careers. Williams had 10, while Green had a hot hand in the second half where she scored 11 of her 15 points.

For the Lady Bucs, senior forward Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) led the squad with 17 points and junior guard B.J. Banjo (Baltimore, Md.) had 12. Mayes and Banjo both were perfect from the line hitting each of their five and six attempts respectively, as the team shot 83.3 percent from the stripe. East Tennessee State shot 47.6 percent from the floor in the first half, but the Lady Monarch defense held the Lady Bucs to just 7-of-30 shooting for 23.3 percent in the second half. The Lady Bucs ended the game shooting a total of 33.3 percent from the field.

The Lady Bucs return to action on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. as they open Southern Conference play with a trip to Elon.

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