Monarchs Down Pirates, 79-53
Dec. 3, 2005
NORFOLK, VA--Senior guard Isaiah Hunter scored 20 points for the second consecutive game to lead the Old Dominion Monarchs to a 79-53 win over visiting East Carolina on Saturday. The Monarchs improved to 5-1 with the win, while the Pirates fell to 3-2 on the year. Senior forward Alex Loughton scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards for his second straight double-double effort, and third of the season.
East Carolina held its only lead of the game when it went up 5-4 with 17:37 left in the first half. After losing that lead, the closest the Pirates would get to the Monarchs was 13-12 at the 11:01 mark in the first half. Hunter's fast break lay-in followed by a three pointer at the 2:14 mark jumpstarted a 15-3 Monarch run that took the score to 46-23.
ODU's 11-3 run late in the second half gave them their largest lead of the evening 79-48, with 2:07 remaining in the game.
East Carolina returns home to for a pair of games next week. The Pirates host UNC Greensboro Tuesday night and Western Carolina on Saturday night. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. starts.