Old Dominion knocks off Va. Commonwealth 69-65

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Gerald Lee scored 18 points to lead Old Dominion to a 69-65 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.

The Monarchs (16-9, 9-6 Colonial Athletic Association) scored seven consecutive points in a one-minute span to break a tie and help secure its fifth win in six games.

Lee hit a jumper to give Old Dominion a 59-57 lead with 2:25 remaining in the game. Darius James followed with two free throws and Ben Finney hit a 3-pointer to give the Monarchs a 64-57 lead with 1:25 remaining.

Eric Maynor, who scored 22 points for Virginia Commonwealth (18-8, 11-4), cut the lead to 65-62 with 50 seconds left, but Finney hit two free throws and the Monarchs put the game away from the line.

Finney had 16 points and Frank Hassell added 10 points for Old Dominion.

Bradford Burgess scored 16 and Larry Sanders had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Rams.

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