James Madison at Old Dominion
Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 7:00 PM | Ted Constant Convocation Center
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◊ Where: Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Va. (capacity: 8,600)
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2/26/12, JMU Convocation Center: JMU 63, Old Dominion 44
OLD DOMINION SCOUTING REPORT
♦ The Lady Monarchs are 16-7 this season, 7-4 in league play, and they are currently tied with Hofstra for fourth place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings. ODU was on a three-game win streak before losing 64-50 at Drexel on Feb. 10.
♦ Sophomore forward Shae Kelley is the defensive leader of the Lady Monarchs squad, leading the team with 8.9 rebounds (third in CAA), 2.4 steals (fourth in CAA) and 1.3 blocks (sixth in CAA). She is also scoring 12.0 points over a team-leading 29.4 minutes per game. Kelley is the only member of the team to have played and started all 23 games this season. Sophomore guard Ashley Betz-White is tops on the team with 2.5 assists and second with 1.7 steals.
♦ Team-scoring honors belong to senior guard Jackie Cook. She is averaging 13.3 points per outing, shooting 43.7 percent from the floor with nearly a fourth of her made attempts coming from beyond the arc (25-104), as well as knocking down 80.4 percent of her shots (74-82) from the free throw line. Cook is also second on the team in rebounds (5.4) and minutes played (28.7).
♦ Sophomore guard Stephanie Gardner dropped a career-high 18 points in ODU's Feb. 10 loss at Drexel, pulling down two rebounds and committing one steal in the game. Over 16 games, Gardner is averaging 4.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.4 steals over 13.3 minutes per outing.
♦ As a team, the Lady Monarchs have the second-best 3-point defense in the league, only allowing opponents to sink 26.8 percent of shots from the arc. They are also second in the CAA with 10.8 thefts per game, contributing to a +4.9 turnover margin, the best in the conference.
JMU FAST BREAK
♦ The Dukes' Feb. 10 loss to #20/23 Delaware, 71-64, snapped an eight-game win streak. JMU is now 15-8 overall and 9-2 in CAA play, including 5-0 in league road clashes. The Dukes sit in a tie with Drexel for second place.
♦ Senior guard Tarik Hislop broke the JMU record for career starts when she took the opening tip for the 126th time on Feb. 10 against Delaware. She formerly shared the mark with Tamera Young ('08), with whom she now shares the JMU record for career consecutive games played with 127. Hislop also moved into fourth place on the JMU career scoring list when she posted 17 points against Delaware, giving her 1,632 career points. She passed Lesley Dickinson (JMU '07), who previously held the slot with 1,616 career points.
♦ Junior guard Kirby Burkholder notched her fifth double-double of the season on Feb. 10 when she posted 24 points and 13 rebounds. Since beginning conference play, the junior is averaging team-leading rebounds (8.5) and points (16.6), going 43-of-47 from the charity stripe and 55-of-114 from the floor.
♦ Defense at the basket has become a team affair for senior Kanita Shepherd and sophomores Toia Giggetts and Crystal Ross. When facing CAA opponents, the trio has 18 of JMU's 25 blocks, batting away six apiece.
♦ JMU leads the league with 68.6 points per game and is defeating opponents by an average margin of 10.1 points, second in the CAA. The Dukes are also second in rebounds per game (41.7) and rebounding margin (+4.7), allowing opponents to pull down just 37.0 boards per outing.