Fairfield 59, Old Dominion 51
Derek Needham scored 19 points to lead Fairfield to a 59-51
victory over Old Dominion on Friday night at the Hall of Fame
Rakim Sanders added 15 rebounds and nine points for the Stags
(6-4), who led 26-9 with 4:11 remaining in the first half.
Kent Bazemore and Dimitri Batten led a late first-half surge by
the Monarchs (5-4) that got them back to within 29-23 at halftime.
But Fairfield opened the second half with an 11-2 run to build a
40-25 lead with 16:26 remaining.
The Monarchs, who came in shooting 39 percent on the season,
made just 29.8 percent (17 of 57) against the Stags. Old Dominion
trailed 46-27 with 12 minutes remaining, but Fairfield went
scoreless for the next 6:22, allowing the Monarchs to trim their
Chris Cooper and Nick Wright scored 10 points apiece for Old