Justine Raterman leads the Flyers in scoring and field goal percentage
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DAYTON FLYERS (20-5, 8-2 A-10) VS. NO. 6 XAVIER MUSKETEERS (20-3, 10-0 A-10)
EVENT INFORMATION - FEB. 17, 2010 - 7 pm ET
Venue: Tom Blackburn Court at UD Arena - Dayton, Ohio
TV: Flyer Network
Live Audio: 1660 Info Radio (Barney Sentner & Shane White), Video & Audio Streaming and Live Stats: DaytonFlyers.com
• The Flyers are 4-0 in the month of February and have won eight consecutive games at UD Arena, where they are 9-1 this season. Dayton has not conceded a loss at home since a 65-63 setback to Louisvlle on Nov. 15.
• Dayton is 41st in the latest NCAA Women’s Basketball RPI. released on Feb. 14. Of all the Atlantic 10 teams, only Xavier’s is better at 14.
• UD has now 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 Flyers have received votes in either the AP or USA Today/ESPN Polls for 15 consecutive weeks,.
• Junior Kristin Daugherty scored the 1,000th point of her University of Dayton career as the Flyers battled to a 74-60 win over Massachusetts Feb. 13. Senior Kendel Ross needs 21 points to reach the milestone.
• Kristin Daugherty is also getting it done in the classroom and was recently named named to the ESPN The Magazine District IV All-Academic Second Team for the second consecutive season.
• UD Head Coach Jim Jabir became the second all-time winningest coach at UD, taking No. 109 with UD’s 72-42 win over Fordham Feb. 11. He passed R. Elaine Dreidame (108) and now with 110 wins he is nine away from tying the all-time leader Linda Makowski, who tallied 119 from 1980-86.
• The Flyers are outrebounding opponents by a plus-7.2 margin which is 16th in the NCAA National Ranking Summary. They have outrebounded 20 of their 25 opponents, and tied with 38 boards against GW. Dayton has outrebounded 12 opponents by double-digit margins, including a season-high 45-24 (+21) against Seattle.
• UD has outscored its opponents 892-663 in the first half this season, and 878-765 in the second.
• Dayton has five losses this season; one at home (to Louisville on Nov. 15), three on the road (to Toledo on Dec. 9; St. Joseph’s on Jan. 23; and No. 10 Xavier on Jan. 30); and one at a neutral site (to Vermont on Dec. 29 at the Blue Sky Classic hosted by Dartmouth). The Flyers are 9-1 at UD Arena, 9-3 on the road and 2-1 in neautral games this season. The Flyers’ 74-49 loss to Xavier on Jan. 30 was the worst since their 66-40 setback to No. 13 Texas in their season opener last year, Nov. 15, 2008.
• The Flyers tied Xavier for a league-high with three different players named to the 2009-10 A-10 Preseason Teams. Junior Kristin Daugherty and sophomore Justine Raterman were both named Second Team Atlantic 10 Preseason selections, while sophomore Casey Nance was tabbed to the A-10 Preseason Defensive Team.
XAVIER – DAYTON 2010 REMATCH AT UD ARENA
The University of Dayton hosts No. 6 Xavier in an Atlantic 10 rematch Wednesday, Feb. 17 at UD Arena. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET. Live stats, audio and video are available on DaytonFlyers.com. Barney Sentner and Shane White will have the call on 1660 Info Radio. Tara Hessert will be their guest at halftime.
The game will be a battle of the two top teams in the league. The Flyers, at 8-2, are second in the Conference, and the Musketeers are atop the A-10 standings with their 10-0 mark. The two teams have met once already this season. Xavier dealt UD a 74-49 loss at the Cintas Center on Jan. 30, the Flyers’ worst loss since their 2008-09 season opener against nationally-ranked Texas.
UD HOOPS FOR HAITI
The Xavier contest is dubbed the UD Hoops for Haiti game, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Red Cross to support the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Donations are graciously accepted. UD Hoops for Haiti; United in Our Faith, Global in Our Mission T-shirts are on sale with all proceeds also going to the Red Cross.
FLYERS’ LAST TIME OUT
Junior Kristin Daugherty scored the 1,000th point of her University of Dayton career and the Flyers battled to a 74-60 win over Massachusetts Feb. 13 at the Mullins Center. With the win UD moved to 20-5 overall and second place in the Atlantic 10 with an 8-2 mark. Daugherty grabbed an offensive rebound and her put back with 3:39 left in the contest, which gave Dayton a 64-58 lead, pushed her over the 1,000-point mark. She finished with 10 points and now has 1,002 in her career. Daugherty was one of five Flyers to finish in double figures. Patrice Lalor led the way with 13 points, along with a career-high six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Justine Raterman added 12 points and seven rebounds. Casey Nance contributed 10 points and Elle Queen also had 10 after going 8-of-12 from the free throw line.
The Musketeers are 20-3 overall and have won 11 consecutive games, including 10 Atlantic 10 games. No. 6 Xavier (as of Feb. 14) is led in scoring by the duo of Amber Harris (15.2 ppg) and Ta’Shia Phillips (13.7 ppg). They are both leaders on the boards too; Phillips leads the way with 10.4 rpg, the A-10 leader in that category. Harris adds 8.8 rpg. Freshman Katie Rutan adds 9.9 ppg and leads the A-10 in three-point field percentage (.441) and three-pointers made (64). She was good on 5-of-6 from behind the arc in the last meeting with the Flyers as she put up 16 points.
Dayton leads the series 31-24, and is 19-9 when playing the Musketeers at home. They’ve already met once this season with Xavier picking up a 74-49 win. The Flyers shot a season-low 26 percent from the floor and also scored a season-low 49 points. The two squads met three times last season with Xavier holding a 2-1 advantage. In the last meeting, Dayton dealt the No. 15 Musketeers a 63-60 overtime defeat in the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championships. De’Sarae Chambers led UD with 19 points. Justine Raterman had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. The last time these two teams met at UD Arena, Xavier edged the Flyers 51-49 on Jan. 17, 2009. Jeri Taylor hit a three-pointer with six seconds left in the game to lift the Musketeers.
The Flyers host Temple this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET at UD Arena; the second contest of UD’s three-game homestand. The day is full of events. Not only is it UD’s WBCA Pink Zone game where the first 1,000 fans get a free pink rally towel, but it is also a part of Flyer Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend, and the alums will be introduced at halftime. In addition, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Generation Dayton will be guests of the Flyers. The Blue Star Mothers Group will also be accepting snack donations to send to military personnel in Afghanistan at the entrance of UD Arena. Members of the Flyer women’s basketball team will sign autographs following the Temple game.
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.
After suffering its worst loss in more than a year, a 74-49 loss to No. 10 Xavier on Jan. 30, the Flyers have bounced back in a big way, defeating their last four opponents by an average of 19.5 ppg. In fact, in all eight of UD’s A-10 wins, they are outscoring opponents by 20.9 ppg.
TAKING THE BUS
Due to severe snowstorms in the New York area, the Flyers’ flight to LaGuardia on Feb. 9 was cancelled. Instead, Dayton took a 14-hour bus ride through the snow to Fordham, arriving at 3:30 a.m. Their game against the Rams was moved back a day to Feb. 11 which the Flyers won 72-42. UD then took the bus up to Amherst, Mass., a four-hour trek. Following the UMass 74-60 win on Feb. 13, the Flyers had a 14-hour ride home, arriving at the UD Campus at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.
Junior Kristin Daugherty scored the 1,000th point of her University of Dayton career as the Flyers battled to a 74-60 win over Massachusetts Saturday, Feb. 13. She becomes the 18th Flyer women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 and just the seventh to accomplish the feat by her junior season. Senior Kendel Ross is on her way to 1,000 as well. She has 979 points for 21st all-time and needs two points to catch Janice Roberts (1991-95) for 20th all-time.
Sisters Kristin and Kari Daugherty combined for 27 points in Dayton’s 72-42 win over Fordham. Kari, a freshman, had a team-high 16, and Kristin, a junior, added 11. Kristin has scored in double figures 13 times this year, including the last five games.
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.
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.
LALOR MADE FOR TV
Sophomore point guard Patrice Lalor has been Dayton’s leading scorer in UD’s nationally-televised games this season. She posted a career-high 16 against St. Bonaventure and also had a team-high 13 points against UMass; both games were broadcast by CBS-College Sports. Lalor averaged 14.5 ppg and 4.5 assists per game in those two contests. In her other 22 starts this season she is averaging 4.8 ppg and 3.9 apg. In addition to her 16 points, Lalor also dished five assists with no turnovers.