RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Kevin Steenberge had eight points and an
assist in overtime, leading Richmond to a 61-58 win over Old
Dominion Tuesday night.
The Spiders (5-4) scored the first 17 points in the game, capped
by a 3-pointer by Jarhon Giddings at 12:38. Richmond stretched the
lead to 24-5 with 7:42 remaining before Old Dominion (7-3) began to
rally, cutting the lead to 30-17 at halftime.The Spiders could muster but one field goal over the next 7:17
and the Monarchs pulled to within 30-28 with 14:58 remaining.
However, the Monarchs could never get the lead in regulation, tying
the game at 46 on two free throws by Alex Loughton with 2:59
remaining. Neither team scored the rest of the second half.The Monarchs took a quick four-point lead in overtime off two
buckets by Isaiah Hunter. Steenberge's 3-point play with 1:23
remaining gave the Spiders a 56-54 lead. After Loughton hit a
layup, Steenburge's dunk gave the Spiders the lead for good with
:33 seconds left. Following a missed jumper by Hunter, Steenberge
broke loose for a layup with four seconds remaining and finished
the play off by hitting a free throw.The Monarchs were a perfect 22-of-22 from the foul line.
However, Old Dominion was 16-of-54 from the floor, while the
Spiders hit 23-of-43, including nine 3-pointers.Jermaine Bucknor led the Spiders with 19 points, going 5-of-9 on
3-pointers. Steenberge added 14.Loughton led the Monarchs, matching his season-high of 22
points. Hunter added a season-high 21 points.