WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The William & Mary women's basketball team used a strong second half and a balanced scoring attack as it picked up its seventh straight victory with a 75-58 triumph over Hampton Roads rival Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at Kaplan Arena. With the win, the Tribe improves to 9-1 for the second straight season, while the Monarchs fall to 1-9.
After Old Dominion cut the lead to one to open the third quarter, W&M exploded on a 12-0 run to extend its lead to double-figures for the first time in the contest. Senior Abby Rendle and freshman Nyla Pollard started the rally with back-to-back lay-ups, before Rendle knocked down a jumper. After four straight free throws from junior Bianca Boggs, Rendle put home another lay-up to push the Tribe to a 47-34 lead with 5:58 to go in the third quarter.
The Tribe built its lead to 14 by the end of the third stanza, but a 7-0 run late in the fourth quarter helped wrap the game up. Once again, Pollard and Rendle combined on lay-ups, before Gaumont scored three straight points to give W&M its largest lead of the contest at 73-52 with 2:00 left.
Leading by a point after a quarter, the Monarchs used a 6-2 run to establish its largest lead of the game early the second period. Odegua Oigboki started the second quarter scoring, but Rendle matched her lay-up. Ashley Jackson then scored four quick points to give the Monarchs a 28-23 advantage with 8:00 to go in the half.
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