NORFOLK, Va. – The Blazers from UAB took down the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team, 80-64, on Wednesday night at the Ted Constant Center on Military Appreciation Night. UAB’s Karisma Chapman (10-13 FT’s) led all scorers and rebounders with 28 points and 17 boards; Chapman also dished out five assists in the winning effort.
Galaisha Goodhope’s layup with 44 seconds left in the first half put an end to UAB’s 12-1 run and cut the Lady Monarch’s deficit to 42-32 heading into the locker rooms. With 4:58 remaining in regulation, UAB went on a 15-0 run to extend their lead to 73-55 and ultimately put the Lady Monarchs away.
Leading the way for the Lady Monarchs (9-10, 2-3) was sophomore guard, Galaisha Goodhope who netted 16 points, distributed a career-high seven assists and hauled down six rebounds. Also in double figures for Old Dominion were: juniors Shae Kelley (14 points, eight rebounds and three steals) and Chelisa Painter (13 points and nine rebounds). Becca Allison did a little bit of everything for ODU on Wednesday night, as she went for nine points, six boards, four assists and four steals.
The Blazers (11-7, 3-2) also got key contributions from Ashley Grimes (21 points, six rebounds and six assists) and Chelsee Black (12 points and seven rebounds).
For the game, UAB was 44.6% (29-65) from the floor, 33.3% (6-18) from downtown and 72.7% (16-22) from the charity stripe. Old Dominion shot 40.3% (27-67) from the field, 26.7% (4-15) from three and 54.5% from the free-throw line.