20-Point Efforts from Mennenga and Loyer Lead ‘Cats Past ODU
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sam Mennenga scored a career-high 23 points, and Foster Loyer recorded his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Davidson past Old Dominion 66-61 Sunday on the final day of the 2022 Charleston Classic.
The Wildcats improve to 5-1 overall, while the Monarchs fall to 3-3.
Mennenga, a redshirt junior from New Zealand, finished 9-of-14 from the floor and grabbed 7 boards. For Loyer, it was his third 20-point effort of the season.
David Skogman joined the Davidson captains in double figures with 13 points, including a 7-of-7 showing from the charity stripe.
As a team, the Wildcats went 18-of-23 at the line and finished their sixth game in 11 days, shooting 46.8 percent from the floor.
Davidson, which trailed 12-7 early, responded with a 15-2 run and led by as many as 10 in the opening 20 minutes before going to the half up, 32-23.
After the Monarchs used a 16-6 spurt to make it a one-point game, 46-45, with 8:51 to play, the Wildcats answered, stretching the margin back to double digits, highlighted by nine points from Mennenga.
Ben Stanley paced Old Dominion with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wildcats were impressive at the defensive end holding the Monarchs to just 39.1 percent shooting.
Davidson will return home to John M. Belk Arena on Friday, Nov. 25 for a 2 p.m. tip against San Francisco.