Daily Press (Sunday)

Red Wolves’ record 18 3s sink Old Dominion


Old Dominion got its top two scorers back Saturday in guards Vasean Allette and Chaunce Jenkins after both missed the previous game with a knee injury and an illness, respective­ly.

But despite big games from both players, the Monarchs couldn’t overcome a record-breaking 3-point performanc­e by Arkansas State.

Dyondre Dominguez collected 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Red Wolves hit a Sun Belt-record 18 3-pointers in a 90-75 victory over ODU at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

The Monarchs (4-11, 0-3) dropped their fourth straight and are 0-6 on opponents’ courts. They are 1-5 since head coach Jeff Jones suffered a heart attack the day before the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii.

Allette scored a game-high 28 points on 12-of-26 shooting and added seven rebounds. It was two points shy of his season high. Jenkins scored 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including five 3-pointers.

No other ODU player scored more than four points, though.

Avery Felts contribute­d 15 points for Arkansas State (6-9, 2-1), while Derrian Ford and Caleb Fields had 13 each. Fields added 10 assists.

The Red Wolves went 18 of 39 (46.2%) from beyond the arc. Felts led the way with five triples, while Dominguez had four and Ford and Julian Lual had three each.

ODU went 9 of 23 (39.1%) from the 3-point line and shot 42.3% from the field compared to Arkansas State’s 47.0%.

The Red Wolves took a 42-21 lead with 5:40 left in the first half, but the Monarchs closed the half on an 18-6 run to cut the margin to 48-39 at the half.

ODU got within two at 53-51 on Allette’s jumper with 15:54 to go, but Arkansas State scored eight straight points to move ahead 61-51 and never looked back.

The Monarchs will continue their four-game road trip with a 7 p.m. game Thursday at Georgia State.

 ?? ?? Old Dominion guard Vasean Allette, shown earlier this season, scored a game-high 28 points Saturday.
Old Dominion guard Vasean Allette, shown earlier this season, scored a game-high 28 points Saturday.

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