Chaunce Jenkins scored 17 points and three other players added 11 points each to lead Old Dominion to an 80-59 victory over Virginia State in a men’s basketball exhibition game at Chartway Arena on Wednesday night.
Jenkins, a junior guard from Newport News, scored nine points in the first half and finished 7 of 12 from the floor.
The Trojans led only once — at 8-7 4:25 into the game — before ODU pulled away with an 8-0 spurt midway through the first half. Baker’s 3-pointer with 1 second left before the break gave the Monarchs a 40-31 halftime lead.
Virginia State pulled within four early in the second half, trimming the lead to 48-44 with 15:04 left on Brown’s layup.
But ODU responded with a 9-0 run that took less than three minutes. Williams and Jenkins made back-to-back jump shots, Baker nailed a 3-pointer and Jenkins scored again to give the Monarchs a 57-44 lead.
ODU led by as many was 24 points in the second half.
The Monarchs player their season season opener Nov. 6 at home against Virginia Wesleyan.