Norfolk, Va. (December 8, 2009)-Old Dominion used a solid defensive effort to down Mount St. Mary's, 64-38, on Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup at the Constant Center. Jean Cajou paced the Mount with 13 points and four rebounds in the loss.
The Monarchs held the Mount to 15-of-51 shooting (29.4 percent) while forcing 18 turnovers in the game. The 38 points were the fewest by a Mount team since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89 and the fewest in a game since a 57-37 loss to Loyola on Feb. 10, 1950.
The Mount (3-6) was in the game early, trailing 9-8 after a Cajou bucket with 14:05 left in the first half. The Monarchs, however, held the Mount without a field goal for the next 9:56 on the clock, to take a 24-10 advantage.
Goode ended the field goal drought with a drive to the basket with 4:11 on the clock, but Old Dominion ended the half with an 11-to-4 spurt for a 35-16 halftime advantage.
Old Dominion stretched the lead to 45-20 with 12:40 left in the game and coasted to the victory.
Cajou finished the game 4-of-9 from the field for his 13 points. Kelly Beidler chipped in six points and five rebounds in the loss.
Old Dominion, which shot just 37.9 percent in the contest, was paced by 16 points from Gerald Lee. Darius James added 14 points and Kent Bazemore 10 in the win. Old Dominion (6-3) held a 50-29 advantage on the boards, including grabbing 22 caroms on the offensive end.
"We had some looks, but right now we are just not a good offensive basketball team," said Mount St. Mary's head coach Milan Brown. "We're not going to win many basketball games scoring 38 points."
In an ugly first half, the Mount shot 6-of-20 (.300) from the field and committed 11 turnovers. Old Dominion was 14-of-36 (.389) from the floor in the first half while holding a commanding 28-to-11 advantage on the boards. The Monarchs had 15 offensive rebounds in the opening stanza.
The Mount now has 11 days off until its next game at Pittsburgh on Dec. 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Game Notes...The game was a homecoming for assistant coach Brion Dunlap, who played at Old Dominion from 1994-98...Old Dominion holds a 11-4 lead in the all-time series...The Mount's last win over the Monarchs was a 74-68 victory on Feb. 15, 1969....Old Dominion has won nine straight against the Mountaineers...This was just second meeting between the teams since the Mount moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.