Monarchs, Lady Hoyas claim conference wins

Published 8:35 pm Thursday, January 6, 2011

Georgetown’s backcourt duo of Monica McNutt and Sugar Rodgers (King’s Fork) combined for 51 points as the Lady Hoyas (13-3, 1-1) beat Big East rival Syracuse (12-2, 0-1) 80-62 Tuesday in Washington, D.C.


McNutt led the Lady Hoyas with 27 points. Rodgers scored 24 points. Both guards hit four three-pointers. Rodgers added 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Georgetown led 44-29 at halftime and kept at least a 10-point margin throughout the second half.

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Georgetown hosts Marquette Saturday.

Old Dominion’s men’s team set a new program record on the defensive side with a 49-34 win over visiting Northeastern Wednesday night in a Colonial contest.


The 34 points is the lowest allowed by the Monarchs, shaving a point off a three-year-old record.

The Monarchs held the Huskies to 33.3 percent field goal shooting, allowed only six free throw attempts, claimed a 35-26 rebounding advantage and a 7-3 edge in blocked shots.

Sophomore forward Nick Wright (Nansemond River) had three points and six rebounds in 13 minutes for ODU.

The win also made head coach Blaine Taylor the all-time mark in ODU men’s basketball history with 199 wins. Taylor passed Bud Metheny who coached the Monarchs from 1948-65.


ODU (11-3, 2-1) hosts George Mason Saturday at 2 p.m.

Junior guard Marquie Cooke (Nansemond River) made two fouls shots with 0:08 remaining for the go-ahead points in Elizabeth City State’s 78-76 win over the University of the District of Colombia Monday in Charlotte.

Cooke scored eight points for the Vikings. He’s averaging 8.7 points, 3.9 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals a game.

ECSU (6-2) started CIAA play Thursday evening and hosts Johnson C. Smith Saturday at 7:30 p.m.