ODU rides second-half run past Virginia Commonwealth

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Jazzmin Walters scored six of her 12 points during a decisive run early in the second half and Old Dominion (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) went on to a 86-66 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday night.

The Lady Monarchs (13-3, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) led 35-30 after VCU scored first in the second half and then took command with a 16-2 spurt. Walters started the run by making three free throws and later added a 3-pointer as ODU built its lead to 51-32.

Krystal Vaughan scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds for the Rams (13-2, 3-1) and Quanitra Hollingsworth had 17 points and nine rebounds.

Old Dominion has won nine straight against VCU and 28 of the last 29.

After Old Dominion's big run, the Rams never got closer than 14 and trailed by as many as 24.

Jessica Canady led Old Dominion with 15 points and Shahida Williams and Tiffany Green also scored 12. Jasmine Parker added 11 points and Megan Pym had 10.