Kayla Moses came off the bench to score nine points against Xavier
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DAYTON FLYERS (20-6, 8-3 A-10) VS. TEMPLE OWLS (20-6, 9-2 A-10)
EVENT INFORMATION - FEB. 20, 2010 - 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Tom Blackburn Court at UD Arena - Dayton, Ohio
TV: Flyer Network
Radio: 1660 Info (Barney Sentner & Shane White)
Video, Audio and Live Stats: DaytonFlyers.com
FLYERS TAKE ON TEMPLE OWLS FOR SHOT AT SECOND IN A-10
The University of Dayton hosts Temple Saturday, Feb. 20 at UD Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. The Flyers hope to bounce back from a hard-fought 80-79 overtime loss to No. 6 Xavier, which they suffered Wednesday night. UD and the Owls both boast a 20-6 record going into the contest. With a win, the Flyers could jump into second place in the A-10 standings. The Owls are currently in second with a 9-2 record, while Dayton, Duquesne and Charlotte are all 8-3 (UD wins the tiebreaker against both Duquesne and Charlotte, having defeated them earlier in the season). Prior to the game, UD celebrated the National Women in Sports Day. At halftime Dayton will recognize its alumni. The Flyers would also like to welcome members of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Generation Dayton. Following the game against Temple, members of the Flyer women’s basketball team will sign autographs.
BLUE STAR MOTHER'S GROUP COLLECTING DONATIONS
The Adventure Princesses & UD ROTC are collecting snack goods for U.S. military personnel that will be sent to troops overseas. Fans are asked to donate snack food items (gums, beef jerky, sleeves of nuts) which will be collected at the entrance of UD Arena.
UD HOOPS FOR HAITI
Wednesday’s contest against Xavier was UD’s Hoops for Haiti game which had 2,503 fans in attendance. All proceeds – which totaled more than $5,000 – from ticket sales and UD Hoops for Haiti; United in Our Faith, Global in Our Mission T-shirts, will go to the Red Cross to support the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
FLYERS’ LAST TIME OUT
Dayton took No. 6 Xavier to the brink, the Flyers leading by as many as 13 points in the first half. The Musketeers bounced back and held on for an 80-79 overtime win. Sophomore Justine Raterman scored a game-high 24 points, just three off of her career high, to pace the Flyer offense, while sophomore Casey Nance and senior Kendel Ross both recorded double-doubles. Nance scored 10 points and four blocks, to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds, tying her season best. Ross was 3-of-6 from behind the arc and 6-of-6 from the free throw line for 15 points, and also pulled down 10 boards. Sophomore Patrice Lalor dished out a game-high eight assists.
The series between Temple and Dayton is tied at 9-9. The Flyers have only won once in the last nine meetings against the Owls, however it was the most recent meeting at UD Arena when Dayton took a 62-49 victory on Jan. 12, 2008. The Flyers are 5-3 all-time against Temple when playing at UD Arena. The last time these two teams squared off, Temple won 62-52 at on Jan. 31, 2009 in Philadelphia. Kristin Daugherty scored a game-high 15 points, Casey Nance added 14 points and Justine Raterman had 10 for the Flyers.
The Owls have won five consecutive games. They are 20-6 overall and 9-2 in Atlantic 10 play, good enough for second in the league standings. Kristin McCarthy leads Temple in scoring with 14.5 ppg (4th in the A-10), and Shaqwedia Wallace adds 10.6 ppg. Jasmine Stone leads the Owls on the boards with 8.7 rpg (5th in the A-10), while McCarthy adds 6.1 rpg. LaKeisha Eaddy leads the offense with 3.6 assists per game and BJ Williams chips in 3.1 apg. McCarthy was recently named A-10 Player of the Week after scoring a school-record 42 points in a 79-68 win over Charlotte on Feb. 13.
Kristin Daugherty was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine District IV All-Academic Second Team for the second consecutive season. She was also recently honored as UD’s 2010 Presidential Outstanding Scholar Athlete – the highest honor a Flyer athlete can achieve at Dayton.
DAUGHERTY DOES IT AGAIN
Kari Daugherty was named the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball Rookie of the Week Monday, Feb. 15. It marks the second weekly honor for Daugherty, who led the Flyers with 16 points in a 72-42 win over Fordham on Feb. 11. She had eight against UMass on Feb. 13. Between Kari and Kristin, the Daughertys have claimed seven weekly awards in their careers.
The Flyer defense has posted seven halves this season in which they allowed their opponent just 20 points or less; most recently UD allowed just 17 second half points in its 72-42 win over Fordham (2/11/10). Seattle only scored 20 in the first and 17 in the second in the championship game of the Purdue BTI Classic. The Flyers also held high-scoring Georgetown to 20 second-half points in that same tournament. UD held Milwaukee to 19 first half points on Dec. 4. The Flyers held Dartmouth to 17 and 19. In their best defensive game of the season UD held Richmond to 15 and 16 on Jan. 23.
20 ROCK SOLID
With UD’s win over UMass the Flyers’ record improved to 20-5 overall, and now Dayton has posted three consecutive 20-plus win seasons. It marks just the second time the feat has been accomplished in UD women’s basketball history; the other was when Dayton had five consecutive seasons, winning at least 20 games from 1976-77 to 1980-81, and capturing an AIAW national championship in 1979-80.
The Flyers have been receiving votes or ranked in either the AP or ESPN/USA Today national polls for 15 consecutive weeks.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Dayton is a dynamic scoring and well-balanced squad. The Flyers are second in the Atlantic 10 in scoring offense with 71.7 ppg. It helps that 10 different Flyers are averaging at least 4.0 ppg and 11 average at least 10.0 minutes per game. They are led in scoring by sophomore Justine Raterman who averages 12.3 ppg. Senior Kendel Ross adds 9.9 ppg and junior Kristin Daugherty tacks on 9.5 ppg. Freshman Kari Daugherty averages 6.3 ppg. Sophomores De’Sarae Chambers (5.9), Casey Nance (5.6 ppg), Patrice Lalor (5.5 ppg), Elle Queen (5.0 ppg) and Kayla Moses (4.8 ppg) add depth and experience. Redshirt freshman Brittany Wilson (4.9 ppg) also averages at least 4.0 ppg.
Dayton’s lone senior, Kendel Ross, is climbing the record books in several different career statistical categories. She has made 106 three-point field goals in her career, sixth all-time at UD. She has played in 124 games in her UD career, fifth all-time. Ross’s 83 career blocked shots place her eighth all-time. She needs three to move into seventh currently held by Steph Smith (‘92-’96). Ross started the season by earning A-10 Player of the Week honors after leading Dayton to a victory over No. 10 Michigan State. She scored a career-high 29 points in Dayton’s 84-75 win at Miami (Ohio). Ross needs just six points to become the 19th UD women’s basketball player to join the 1,000-point club
The Flyers will celebrate their seniors in the last regular season home game, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. Four-year letter winner Kendel Ross, along with senior manager Amanda Fischer and senior practice player Brett Mershman will be honored prior to the game.