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William & Mary 61, Old Dominion 55

January 23, 1997

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ Arnold Shaka scored 14 points _ five in a game-ending run _ and grabbed 10 rebounds Wednesday as William & Mary beat Old Dominion 61-55.

Shaka tied the score at 52 with a layup with 5:40 remaining and followed that basket with a three-point play that gave the Tribe (6-10, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) the lead for good. The Monarchs (14-5, 5-2) did not have a field goal in the game’s final 7:14.

The Tribe broke open the game in the first half with a 13-0 run, sparked by a Randy Bracy 3-pointer, for a 32-21 lead with 2:25 left in the half. A dunk by Terence Jennings with 18:10 left in the game gave the Tribe their biggest lead of the game, 39-27.

Old Dominion’s Odell Hodge then took charge, scoring seven points in a 19-4 run that gave the Monarchs their biggest lead of the game, 50-45 with 7:56 left. Then the Old Dominion scoring drought started.

Bracy had 13 points, Jennings 11 and David Grabuloff 10 for William & Mary, which shot 21-of-51 (41.2 percent) from the floor.

Reggie Bassette led the Monarchs with 14 points and four blocks, while Mike Byers had 10 points. Hodge, who entered the game averaging 18.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a game, had nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

The Monarchs shot 34.5 percent (19 of 55) from the field, including 4-for-14 on 3-pointers.

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