Thursday's local college basketball roundup: Cook leads ODU women past William and Mary

Jackie Cook scored 21 points Thursday as the Old Dominion women earned a split of the season series with William and Mary, beating the Tribe 75-64 at Constant Center to avenge a surprising defeat in Williamsburg earlier this year.

Shae Kelley had 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Lady Monarchs (18-9, 9-6 Colonial Athletic Association). Emily Correal led the Tribe (6-19, 4-10) with 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals. But Kelley's layup with 10:49 left gave ODU the lead for good at 52-50.

More CAA women

James Madison (18-8, 12-2) remained alone in second place to Delaware, overwhelming Towson 79-45 in Harrisonburg as redshirt freshman Jazmon Gwathmey shot 8-for-8 from the field and scored 17 points. ...

Hollie Mershon scored 26 as Drexel (18-7, 11-3) beat George Mason 57-46 in Philadelphia. Bethel High alumna Amber Easter had 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Patriots (8-17, 3-11), who couldn't overcome their 19-point first half.

ACC women

Virginia (15-11, 7-8) squandered an 11-point lead and lost 64-62 at Clemson (8-18, 4-11). The Cavaliers were playing without Kelsey Wolfe, who will miss the rest of the season with an injured anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, which she suffered Sunday against Maryland.

All-CIAA women

Chowan senior and Hampton High alum Talaya Lynch was named to the All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association team. Lynch is averaging a team-high 14.7 points per game.

ODAC women

No. 3 seed Virginia Wesleyan sank 12 3-pointers as it beat No. 6 Shenandoah 60-47 in the day's last quarterfinal of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament at Salem Civic Center.

Kelly Jones scored 18 points for the Marlins (18-8), who advanced to play No. 2 Guilford on Saturday. The Quakers beat No. 7 Randolph-Macon 76-48 behind Gabby Oglesby totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds, giving them their 14th victory in 15 games.

No. 1 seed Eastern Mennonite and No. 5 Lynchburg won in the day's first session and will face each other Saturday.

Keyla Baltimore scored 16 points as EMU (19-5) beat No. 8 Washington and Lee 68-58. W&L’s Katy Wilson had 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Shannon Allan had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Lynchburg ousted No. 4 Bridgewater 51-47, giving the Hornets their first semifinal berth since 1990.

More women

Marshall (9-16, 3-9 Conference USA) beat East Carolina 72-60 in Huntington, W.Va., capitalizing on the Pirates' 34-percent shooting. Celeste Stewart had 13 points for the Pirates (18-7, 8-4). ...

Liberty (21-6, 13-2 Big South) earned its 10th consecutive road victory, dominating UNC Asheville 75-43 behind Tolu Omotola's 14 points and Devon Brown's 13.

The Flames haven't lost a road game since No. 1 Baylor beat them Nov. 23. ...

Dequesha McClanahan scored 28 points to help Winthrop beat Longwood 78-46 in Rock Hill, S.C., despite Crystal Smith's 16 points for the Lancers (9-17, 6-9 Big South).


Devon Saddler scored 31 points as Delaware (15-13, 10-5) enhanced its tenuous hold on second place in the CAA with a 73-71 double-overtime home win over Drexel (11-16, 7-8).


Dragons coach Bruiser Flint wildly protested the lack of a foul call on Drexel's final missed shot. ...

Mathiang Muo shot 7-of-7 from 3-point range and scored 23 points as host Charleston Southern (16-9, 11-3 Big South) cruised past VMI 92-69. The Keydets, despite 16 points from Norfolk Academy grad D.J. Covington, fell to 11-15, 6-8.