ODU women start year by stifling Hokies | Women's basketball roundup

Jackie Cook had 17 points and nine rebounds Friday afternoon as the Old Dominion women began the second season of Karen Barefoot's coaching tenure with an impressive 55-35 win at Virginia Tech.

Shae Kelley had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Monarchs, while Mairi Buchan posted 10 points before a crowd of 1,631 at Cassell Coliseum.

“We’re extremely disappointed,” Tech coach Dennis Wolff said. “I thought we were capable of playing better than we did on offense. When you shoot 25 percent, you’re not going to give yourself a chance to win."
Porschia Hadley and freshman Lauren Evans led the Hokies with eight points each. Monet Tellier pulled down nine rebounds for Tech but was 0-of-9 from the floor against a team she torched for 29 points in the Hokies' 77-65 win last year at the Constant Center.
An 11-2 run netted ODU a 21-13 halftime lead. The Lady Monarchs put the game away with a 17-6 run to go up 45-26 with 7:39 to play.
Tech was 14-of-56 from the field, while ODU hit 35.2 percent (19-of-54).

Hampton women 78, Southern Miss 41

Keiara Avant had 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Pirates rolled past the Golden Eagles before 1,764 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

HU, coming off three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, showed it has every intention of increasing that streak to four. Hampton outscored USM 26-3 over the final 7:48 of the first half.

Junior-college transfer Verdine Warner had 17 points and 18 rebounds in her HU debut, and Phoebus High alumna Nicole Hamilton had 17 points for HU.

Tanecka Carey had 14 points for the Golden Eagles.

ECU 68, W&M 62

East Carolina beat William and Mary at Kaplan Arena despite Emily Correal’s 25 points and her Tribe-record-tying 21 rebounds.

ECU freshman Colleen Marshall connected on a 3-pointer with 55 seconds remaining for a 68-61 margin.

U.Va. 78, JMU 57

Sarah Imovbioh had 21 points and 10 rebounds as host Virginia beat James Madison.

The Cavaliers gained payback for last year’s WNIT quarterfinal loss in Harrisonburg, going on a 22-2 run over the last nine minutes of the first half. Ataira Franklin had 20 points for U.Va., and Kirby Burkholder led JMU with 25.

Norfolk State 60, Penn 51

The Spartans beat an Ivy League opponent at Echols Arena as junior Kashay Barnes had 16 points.

Sophomore Quineshia Leonard from Hampton High added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans.

Richmond 71, Longwood 61

Rachael Bilney had 17 points and Genevieve Okoro added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the host Spiders.