Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion used a balanced scoring attack with four players finishing in double figures as Hofstra lost to the Lady Monarchs, 80-57, in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup at the Constant Convocation Center on Sunday afternoon.
Junior forward Anma Onyeuku paced Hofstra with 16 points in 22 minutes and senior Shante Evans notched 10 points and seven rebounds to see her double-double streak halted at 10 straight games. The Pride lost their third straight in falling to 12-14 overall and 8-7 in CAA play.
Shae Kelly and Jackie Cook both scored 17 points to lead the Lady Monarchs to a victory for the 20th time in 24 all-time meetings against Hofstra. Cook shot 7-of-13 in her final home game as Old Dominion celebrated senior day.
Rebecca Allison and Ashley Betz-White contributed 12 points as reserves to lift Old Dominion to 19-9 and 10-6. Hofstra split the season series with Old Dominion after defeating the Lady Monarchs, 83-72, at the Mack Sports Complex on Jan. 20.
Senior Candace Bond hauled in nine rebounds and scored six points while sophomore point guard Andreana Thomas added six assists and four rebounds. But Old Dominion saw eight players score four or more points with the Lady Monarchs' bench building a 32-17 scoring advantage.
Old Dominion tied a season-high for points in one half with a strong opening stanza, building a 48-31 advantage at the break. Six players scored five or more points in the half with ODU holding Hofstra to 28.2 percent field-goal shooting.
Asia Jackson helped Hofstra with a fast start, hitting a three-pointer before Evans scored on a lay-in for the early 5-0 lead for the Pride. Old Dominion responded with a 9-2 run and did not relinquish the lead, hitting 12 of its first 22 field goals for a 40-21 edge.
Hofstra responded with a 8-0 run before Betz-White stymied the momentum with a left-wing three-pointer. With Evans picking her second foul almost midway through the half, Onyeuku stepped up with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting in just 11 minutes before the break.
The Lady Monarchs didn't lose momentum in the second half, going ahead as much as 61-37 on Cooke's three-pointer and a back-court steal that led to Allison's free throw.
Betz-White hit a high-arching three-pointer as the shot clock expired for a 64-39 lead. Hofstra freshman Alexis Carter hit a three-pointer to prompt ODU to call timeout with 11:17 left and holding a 18-point lead. Hofstra would not get closer than the rest of the way.
After Bond hit a free throw with 5:31 left, Hofstra head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey put all five of the team's freshmen on the court at the same time. Jackson, Carter, Ruth Sherrill, Sydni Epps and Dee Thomas-Palmer played the remainder of the game, giving the Pride a glimpse of the future.
Both Evans and Bond played in their 122nd career game, tying Sam Brigham (2006-10) for the fourth-most in program history.
Hofstra play its final two regular-season home games of the season starting on Thursday against nationally ranked Delaware at 7 p.m. from the Mack Sports Complex. The Blue Hens are currently ranked 18th in the AP poll. For ticket information, please call (516) HOF-TIXX.