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No. 12 Old Dominion 94, Richmond 53

January 24, 1999

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Lucienne Berthieu scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Sunday as No. 12 Old Dominion opened with a furious run and cruised to a 94-53 victory over Richmond.

Berthieu scored six points as the Lady Monarchs (13-3, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association) held Richmond without a field goal for the first 12 minutes of the first half and took a 25-2 lead. Richmond (7-10, 4-3) missed its first 15 field goal attempts and had 11 turnovers.

Old Dominion led 44-15 at halftime and by as many as 44 in the second half.

Berthieu was 9-of-14 from the field for the Lady Monarchs, who shot 52 percent overall and held Richmond to 26.6 percent shooting. Sharon Francis added 14 points and Amanda Levens had 10.

Tasha Swaby led Richmond with 9 points.

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