NORFOLK, VA-In what was the Conference USA home opener for the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team, the Lady Monarchs fell to Tulane by score of 92-62 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. ODU’s Shae Kelley recorded her 10th double-double of the season in a 19 point (6-12 FG and 7-10 FT) and 10 rebound performance on Saturday afternoon.
The Green Wave used hot shooting throughout all 40 minutes, in a game that they led in its entirety. In the first half, TU shot a blistering 53.1% (17-32) from the floor and 50% (5-10) from three. The Green Wave followed that performance by shooting 61.3% (19-31) from floor and 50% (4-8) from downtown in the second half. The Lady Monarchs shot the ball well from the floor in the second half, nailing 13 of their 28 field-goal attempts (46.4%) and 12-15 (80.0%) from the charity stripe.
Leading the way for Tulane was Danielle Blagg who scored 22 points on 8-15 shooting and grabbed seven boards. Also in double figures for the Green Wave were: Leslie Vorpahl (18 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds), Tiffany Dale (14 points and 7 rebounds) and Jamie Kaplan (12 points and 9 assists).