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Old Dominion downs Duquesne 63-54

Dec 31, 2009 - 2:49 AM NORFOLK, Va.(AP) -- Gerald Lee was the lone player in double figures for Old Dominion, scoring 24 points to lead the Monarchs in a 63-54 win over Duquesne on Wednesday night.

Lee, who finished 10-for-18 from the floor, also chipped in with six rebounds and three blocks. The Monarchs (9-4) totaled 12 blocks, and Frank Hassell led the way with four.

Keyon Carter grabbed nine boards for Old Dominion, which leads the all-time series 5-1.

The teams stayed close throughout the first half, but the Monarchs ended the frame on a 5-0 run for a 28-23 going into the break. Up just three points early in the second, the Monarchs put together a 7-2 run to give them a 10-point cushion with less than 17 minutes left and led the rest of the way.

Sean Johnson led the Dukes (9-5) with 17 points.

The Monarchs have won three straight games and five of their last six.