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No. 2 Old Dominion 78, James Madison 53

January 18, 1997

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) _ Nyree Roberts scored 18 points and blocked three shots, and Clarisse Machanguana added 17 points Friday as No. 2 Old Dominion beat James Madison 78-53.

Old Dominion (14-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) has won 79 of its last 80 conference games. The loss was against James Madison two years ago.

A record crowd of 6,500 gathered in the Convocation Center as the Dukes (12-2, 3-1) opened the game with a 5-0 run. But the Monarchs took over from there, forcing 18 turnovers, limiting the Dukes to 9-of-24 (37.5 percent) shooting and leading 36-22 at halftime.

The second half was more of the same, with Old Dominion hitting 17-of-28 (60.7 percent) from the field and forcing 17 more turnoevers.

Mery Andrade had 15 points for the Monarchs, while LaToya Small added 14, 11 in the first half. Ticha Penicheiro had eight points and 11 assists.

Sarah Scheib led the Dukes with 13 points, 11 in the first half, and Hope Cook had 10.

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