Old Dominion 86, Towson 56

Gerald Lee scored 17 points to lead Old Dominion to an 86-56

rout over Towson on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial

Athletic Association tournament.

The top-seeded Monarchs (24-8) advance to Sunday’s semifinals to

face the winner of the Virginia Commonwealth-George Mason game.

Six different Monarchs scored during a 13-3 spurt early in the

first half. The eighth-seeded Tigers (9-21) were held to one field

goal over 6:42 as Old Dominion took a 17-10 lead with 10:33

left.

A 12-1 run over the final 4:07 of the half gave the Monarchs a

39-21 halftime lead. Old Dominion held Towson to 30.8 percent from

the floor and outrebounded the Tigers 28-11 – 13 offensive

boards.

Old Dominion hit its first seven field goals in the second half.

Lee?s nine points sparked a 20-9 start for the Monarchs. The

biggest lead for Old Dominion was 80-43 with 6:39 left.