Game Notes - PDF | Dayton Women's Basketball Virtual Guide Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 Time: 2 p.m. ET Location: Washington, D.C. Arena: Charles E. Smith Center (5,000 capacity) Radio: 1660 (Shane White) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
GW UP NEXT FOR FLYERS
The University of Dayton women’s basketball team will travel to Washington D.C. to take on George Washington in an Atlantic 10 tilt this Saturday, Jan. 28. Tip time is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. The Flyers are on a three-game winning streak and have won seven of their last eight games. UD is 3-0 in road conference games this season. The Colonials are 2-1 in home conference games; their only home A-10 setback was to Charlotte (61-60 on Jan. 14). Dayton (13-5, 5-1 A-10) is currently tied for second in the A-10, while GW (10-10, 3-3 A-10) is tied for eighth.
Senior Justine Raterman leads Dayton (13-5, 5-1 A-10) in scoring (13.6 ppg – 6th in A-10) and rebounding (6.1 rpg). Senior Patrice Lalor leads UD in assists with 79 (3rd in A-10), senior Elle Queen leads in steals with 34 (4th in A-10) and senior Casey Nance leads UD in blocks with 26 (5th in A-10). The Flyers are outscoring opponents by an average of +10.3 ppg (3rd in A-10). UD is second in the league in scoring with 70.9 ppg, only behind Duquesne’s 71.0 ppg.
SCOUTING THE COLONIALS
George Washington (10-10, 3-3 A-10) is led in scoring by junior guard Danni Jackson’s 12.9 ppg. She also leads the Colonials in assists (55). Redshirt junior Brooke Wilson leads GW on the boards with 7.1 rpg. Senior Tara Booker is second in both categories with 11.3 ppg and 7.0 rpg, and leads the Colonials in blocked shots. GW is third in the conference in field goal percentage defense (.373) and second in steals (10.6 spg), led by freshman Chakecia Miller’s 2.89 spg. (2nd in A-10).
George Washington has a commanding 24-3 lead in the all-time series against the Flyers, but Dayton has won the last three meetings, including twice last season. The Flyers downed the Colonials 80-64 in the regular season at UD Arena on Jan. 19, 2011 in which Justine Raterman had 19 points and 10 rebounds. UD also defeated GW, 61-58, in the first round of the A-10 Tournament on March 4, 2011. Raterman had 23 points and 13 boards in that game. UD’s first-ever win over the Colonials came on Jan. 9, 2010, a 59-55 victory at the Charles E. Smith Center. Raterman had 16 points to lead the Flyers.
The Flyers play at Xavier on Sunday, Feb. 5 in a nationally-televised ESPNU game. Dayton has elected to open a third and FINAL bus for the trip to the Xavier game. This is available for season ticket holders only and there are a limited number of spaces available.
LAST TIME OUT
Dayton won 81-78 against Richmond in overtime on Jan. 25. With five seconds left in regulation, senior Justine Raterman sank two free throws to tie the game at 71 and force an overtime period. Six of Dayton’s 10 overtime points were converted free throws as UD pulled away with its first overtime victory of the season, 81-78, and first victory of the season decided by five points or less. Raterman led the Flyers in scoring with 19 points to become Dayton’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,643 career points. She added 12 rebounds and shot 100 percent (8-of-8) from the free throw line. Casey Nance sparked the Flyers early by scoring the first eight points in the first four minutes of the game. Nance finished with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, adding two blocks.
Dayton used balanced, efficient scoring in a 62-37 win over Fordham on Jan. 21. The 37 points scored by the Rams is the lowest total the Flyers have held an opponent to this season. Patrice Lalor paced all scorers with 13 points to lead the Flyers, who shot a season-high 48.9 percent from the field. Andrea Hoover had 10 points and a career-high eight rebounds.
SANT STEPS UP AT UMASS
Dayton built a big lead and came away with an 80-55 Atlantic 10 win over Massachusetts Jan. 18. Cassie Sant put up a career-high 17 points.
Justine Raterman has 832 career rebounds, sixth all-time at UD. She needs 66 to move into fifth all-time, currently held by Theresa Yingling (‘82-86) with 898.
PATRICE IS RIGHT ON POINT
Senior point guard Patrice Lalor has 450 career assists, tied for third all-time at UD. Cindy Frericks (1986-90) also had 450. Lalor needs 46 to move into second with Stephanie Miller (99-04) with 496. Lalor has led the Flyers in that category all three seasons. She is a 2011 A-10 Preseason Third Team selection. She is third in the A-10 this season with 4.4 assists per game. She leads the A-10 in assist/turnover with 2.2.
NANCE’S BLOCK PARTY
Senior Casey Nance is second all-time on Dayton’s career blocks list with 200. The 6-foot-5 center needs 22 to move to the top of the list with Michelle Kruty’s 222. She was a 2011 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team selection. This is the first year she hasn’t had a knee surgery prior to the season. Nance had knee surgeries for a microfracture prior to her freshman and sophomore seasons, and an osteotomy prior to her junior season. Nance is also 10th in UD’s record book for rebounds with 672. She needs 42 to move to ninth held by Kendel Ross (2006-10) with 714.
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR FLYERS
Over 4,000 area schoolchildren, parents and teachers packed in to UD Arena to cheer the Dayton Flyers to a 66-58 victory over the UMass Minutewomen on Dayton’s annual Math Day matinee game. This year, Dayton’s Math Day will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at UD Arena against Charlotte.
REAL DEAL RATERMAN
Senior Justine Raterman is a 2010-11 First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection. The three-time A-10 All Championship Team selection has led Dayton in scoring in each of her three seasons and currently has 1,643, fourth all-time at UD. She needs 207 points to move into third all-time with Donna Burks (1980-84) with 1,850. Since UD transitioned to D-I women’s basketball in 1984-85, Raterman is Dayton’s modern-era all-time leading scorer. Raterman was invited to participate in the 2011 USA Basketball’s World University Games but had to decline due to her ACL knee surgery on March 25, 2011. She has not missed a single practice and started the first game of the season. She was selected to the 2011 A-10 Preseason First Team. She also became the first Dayton women’s basketball player named to the Preseason Top 30 Wooden Watch List.
THREE POINTS OF EXCELLENCE
Dayton has hit at least one three point shot in 336 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 2, 2001, the longest streak in the Atlantic 10 Conference and one of the top 10 streaks in the nation. The Flyers made a program record 15 three-point field goals against Buffalo in the Connecticut World Vision Classic on Nov. 25, 2011.
IRON LADY CASEY
Senior Casey Nance has played in all 119 games of her career (this despite having three major knee surgeries during her college career). She is tied for 11th all-time at UD for games played. She has 110 starts in her career. Patrice Lalor has played 118 games with 116 starts and Justine Raterman has 118 games with 117 starts.
Flyer sophomore Cassie Sant’s scoring average is more than doubled from her rookie season. She is Dayton’s third leading scorer this year with 7.9 ppg, compared to 3.5 as a freshman. She scored a then career-high 16 points in Dayton’s win over Binghamton to claim the Saint Peter’s College Holiday Classic (12/30/11) and was named to the all-tournament team. She earned her first career-double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Rhode Island (1/7/12). She passed her career high with 17 points in UD’s win over UMass (1/18/12).
Justine Raterman has 20 career double-doubles to lead the Flyers. She had nine as a freshman, three as a sophomore, five as a junior and has three so far her senior season.
Casey Nance has six career double-doubles with two her freshman season, three as a sophomore and one so far this year.
Junior Olivia Applewhite tallied one double-double last year as a sophomore with 12 points and 13 rebounds against La Salle.
Senior Patrice Lalor logged her only career double-double last year as a junior with 18 points and 11 assists in the NCAA First Round game against Penn State.
Sophomore Cassie Sant registered her first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Rhode Island.
SOARING ABOVE THE COMPETITION
In 10 of their 13 wins this season, the Flyers have outscored their opponents by 10 points or more. They have scored at least 80 points in seven out of their 13 wins this season including a pair of 90+-point games. The 97 points against Rhode Island and 94 points against Buffalo are the two highest totals in the A-10 this season.
The Flyers are in the top three of the conference in regards to assists, steals, turnover margin, and assist/turnover ratio. Ranked second in assists, the Flyers have averaged 15.9 per game and have turned in a total of 270 assists on the season. On the defensive end the team averages 9.4 steals per game and has racked up 160 in total this season. Leading the conference, senior guard Patrice Lalor has posted an impressive assist/turnover ratio of 2.2 while Elle Queen is ranked fourth in steals per game with 2.1.
ON THE REBOUND
The Flyers are ranked first in rebounding offense through six conference games with an average of 44.5 per game. The Flyers also top the list in rebounding margin with a +8.5 in conference play. Dayton has won the battle of the boards in 13 of its 18 games, including all six A-10 games.
Justine Raterman (19 points/12 rebounds) and Casey Nance (15 p/10 r) both had double-doubles in Dayton’s 81-78 overtime win over Richmond (1/25/12). It’s the fifth time since these seniors were freshmen that two players registered double-doubles in the same game:
Xavier 80 vs. Dayton 79 - Feb. 17, 2010 at UD Arena
Kendel Ross (15 p/10r) & Casey Nance (10 p/12 r)
Dayton 84 vs. Butler 81 (OT) - Dec. 21, 2009 at UD Arena
Raterman (14 p/12 r) & Nance (17 p/12 r)
Dayton 84 vs. Miami 75 - Dec. 12, 2009 at Oxford, OH
Nance (10 p/10 r) & Ross (29 p/10 r)
Dayton 78 vs. Central Michigan 76 - Nov. 29, 2008 at Columbus, OH
Raterman (18 p/10 r) & Ross (27 p/13 r)
Dayton 75 vs. Chicago State - Dec. 12, 2008 at UD Arena
Raterman (16 p/14 r) & Ross (13 p/15 r)