NORFOK, Va. (AP) -- Keenan Palmore scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven rounds to lead Old Dominion past Presbyterian, 69-51, in an opening round Cancun Challenge tournament game Thursday.
Jordan Downing led the Blue Hose with 18 points. Reggie Dillard added 13 and Danny Herrera 10.
Old Dominion opened the game with a 17-2 run and ever looked back, taking a 45-22 lead into intermission.
First- and second-round games in the Cancun Challenge tournament are held at home team sites in the U.S. before the eight-team field travels to Mexico for two more games, with champions crowned in two divisions. Georgia Southern plays at Old Dominion (3-1) Saturday and Presbyterian (1-4) plays at West Virginia.
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