Monarchs hold on late to down Northeastern

David Hall, The Virginian-Pilot

Kalu Ezikpe scored 17 points and Old Dominion held off a late comeback Sunday in a 66-62 non-conference win over Northeastern at Chartway Arena.

Joe Reece added 11 points for the Monarchs (3-2), who led by as many as 13 points in the second half before finding themselves tied at 60-60 with 2 1/2 minutes to play.

ODU tightened up on defense and made 4 of 4 free throw attempts in the final 1:20 to seal it.

Shaquille Walters scored 17 points for the Huskies (1-3), who shot 39.7% to the hosts’ 52%.