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DAYTON IS WEST COAST BOUND
The University of Dayton will head to the west coast for a week to play three games, starting with a matchup against San Diego State in the USC Women of Troy Basketball Tournament on Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. in Los Angeles, Calif. at the Galen Center. The Flyers will play either USC or Colorado on Dec. 19 on the second day of the tournament. The Flyers, already winners of the Minnesota Subway Classic this year, hope to bring home another tourney title. It will be a tough task as Dayton opens the USC tournament against San Diego State, who advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last year. Colorado is 7-2 and USC has not lost at home this season. The Trojans have notched wins over No. 22 Gonzaga and No. 17 Georgia at the Galen Center. UD will also take on Cal-State Bakersfield during the trip with a matchup scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 22.
DOWN LOW ON DAYTON
Dayton is 5-4 this season. The Flyers are led in scoring and rebounding by junior Justine Raterman who averages 16.4 ppg and 5.6 rpg. Raterman also leads UD in steals with 15. Senior Kristin Daugherty adds 14.8 ppg and junior Patrice Lalor leads UD with 30 assists through nine games.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO STATE
San Diego State (3-4) started the season 0-3 but has won three of its last four games, including a 61-59 win over Minnesota. The Aztecs are coming off their best performance, a 75-61 victory over Pepperdine on Dec. 7, the last time SDSU has competed since the USC Tourney. Paris Johnson, a 6-foot-4 senior center, leads SDSU with 17.7 ppg and 9.7 rpg. Sophomore Courntey Clements chips in 13.1 ppg and senior guard Coco Davis is in charge of the offense with 6.7 apg.
The Buffaloes are 7-2 going into the USC Women of Troy Basketball Tournament. Colorado’s two losses came against Denver (70-69) and Illinois (63-59). The Buffs bounced back from the Illinois loss with a 73-49 win over Colorado State, their last game played on Dec. 8. The duo of senior Brittany Spears (17.3 ppg) and sophomore Chucky Jeffery (17.1 ppg) pace the Buffaloes’ offense. The Buffs have two sets of twins on their team: sophomores Megan and Brenna Malcom-Peck and freshmen Ashley and Brittany Wilson.
The Trojans are 5-3 overall, with two of their three losses coming to nationally-ranked opponents: No. 5 Duke (75-50) and No. 4 Xavier (69-66). USC is receiving votes in the national polls after knocking off No. 17 Georgia 71-63 and No. 22 Gonzaga 79-73. The Trojans have a balanced offense in which four players are averaging double figure scoring: Briana Gilbreath (14.8), Ashley Corral (13.9), Jacki Gemelos (11.3) and Christina Marinacci (10.0).
This will be the first meeting between San Diego State and Dayton. If the Flyers face off against USC in the second round of the tournament it will also mark the first meeting for UD against the Trojans. Dayton has played Colorado once and suffered a 86-53 loss on Nov. 25, 1988 at the Colorado Coors Classic. The last time the Flyers played in California was Nov. 25, 2007, a 68-67 UD win over University of San Diego. Current Flyer senior Kristin Daugherty had 10 points in the victory.
Following Christmas break the Flyers will host Harvard on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. at UD Arena.
The captains for the 2010-2011 season are senior Kristin Daugherty, red shirt junior Elle Queen and junior Justine Raterman.
The Flyers have scored more than 100 points in two games this season. A 112-107 double overtime loss to Penn State in their opener and a 102-69 win over Toledo on Dec. 5.
RINGING UP 1,000
Junior Justine Raterman reached the 1,000-point milestone in the Flyers’ 91-61 win over Wright State on Nov. 29. The forward from Versailles, Ohio becomes just the eighth player in UD program history to reach the feat in her third season, and 20th overall. Kristin Daugherty reached 1,000 points last season, as did alum Kendel Ross. Raterman, who was named A-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 22, led all scorers with 26 points against the Raiders, shooting 10-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three-point range. She scored the 1,000th point of her career with 5:50 left to play in the game to give UD a commanding 80-57 lead.
BIG TIME CHAMPS
The University of Dayton women’s basketball team claimed the 2010 Minnesota Subway Classic with a convincing 97-81 over the Golden Gophers Sunday, Nov. 21 at Williams Arena. Junior Patrice Lalor scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Flyers, and she was named to the all-tournament team. Fellow junior Justine Raterman was named MVP of the Classic after averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg. She had 21 against Minnesota. Senior Kristin Daugherty had 15, redshirt sophomore Brittany Wilson added 11 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore Kari Daugherty chipped in 10 points. It’s the second tournament hosted by a Big Ten team that the Flyers have won in the past two seasons. UD also claimed Purdue’s BTI Classic last year.
UD PICKED SECOND BY A-10 COACHES
The University of Dayton women’s basketball team received two first place votes and was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 this season, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches in the all-conference preseason poll.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
The Flyer offense is averaging an Atlantic 10 best 80.8 ppg, which is 17th best in the nation. The Flyers own four of the top six spots in the A-10 for highest points in a game: 107 vs. Penn State is tops, followed by their 102 vs. Toledo. UD’s 97 vs. Minnesota is the fourth highest tally, and 91 vs. Wright State is tied for fifth.
REAL DEAL RATERMAN
Just a junior, Justine Raterman has already scored 1,033 career points, 18th all-time at UD. She needs 30 points to reach Kendel Ross (2006-10) in 17th. Her 101 three-point field goals made are eighth all-time. She needs 12 to catch Ross in seventh with 113. Teammate Kristin Daugherty is sixth all-time at UD with 115.
Patrice Lalor has 283 career assists, 12th all-time at UD. Lalor needs 12 to catch Renee Miller (1993-97) for 11th. She was tied for the Atlantic 10 lead with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio last season. She was second in the conference with 134 assists. Lalor is 11th in the A-10 this season with 3.3 apg.
Senior 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, 2010. She became the 18th Flyer women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 and just the seventh to accomplish the feat by her junior season. She now has 1,212 points, 13th all-time at UD. She needs 42 points to catch Stefanie Miller (1994-04) in 12th with 1,254 points. Her 115 three-pointers are sixth all-time. She needs 39 to move up to fifth all-time, currently held by Jennifer Strong (2002-07) with 134.
FLYERS SIGN STELLAR CLASS
University of Dayton women’s basketball coach Jim Jabir announced his 2011 recruiting class recently and it’s a great one! The class includes 6-foot-4 center Jodie Cornelie, a member of the French National team, 6-foot-3 forward Ally Malott of Madison High School, and 5-foot-8 guard Andrea Hoover of Spring Valley Academy as Dayton’s 2011 class. Cornelie helped France to a runner-up finish at the 2010 FIBA U-17 World Championships this summer. She was one of 10 players in her age group in the country chosen to play for the Centre Federal Du Basket-Ball (CFBB) the same organization in which NBA player Tony Parker was developed. Malott, the second-rated senior in Ohio who is 40th nationally in the latest ESPNU Hoop Gurlz 100 recruiting rankings, was named to the 2010 USA Women’s U-18 National Team this summer and helped the squad to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship. Hoover led the Ohio Lady Attack to an AAU 15-U national fourth place finish in 2009. Hoover averaged 21.5 points in the National Association of Christian Athletes Division II National Championship.
MOVING UP THE COACHING CHARTS
Head Coach Jim Jabir became the all-time wins leader in UD women’s basketball program history with Dayton’s 102-69 win over Toledo on Dec. 5, 2010. His 120 wins surpassed Linda Makowski’s 119 (1980-86). Dayton pulled off a dramatic 84-81 double overtime victory against Butler on Dec. 21, 2009 that gave Jabir his 100th win at Dayton and 320th of his career. He received a standing ovation during the men’s basketball game against Appalachian State, when UD Vice President/Director of Athletics Tim Wabler presented him with the game ball.
THREE CHEERS FOR TV
The Flyers have three guaranteed nationally-televised games this year. Their Atlantic 10 opener against Xavier on Sunday, Jan. 9 will be aired on ESPN2. UD’s home game against Duquesne (Jan. 15) and road game at Temple (Feb. 19) will be on CBS College Sports. The A-10 semifinals (March 6) will also be on CBS College Sports and the final (March 7) will be on ESPN2.
RADIO FOR THE ROAD
All of the University of Dayton women’s basketball games will be broadcast via radio this year. Barney Sentner will provide play-by-play at home games, along with color commentary from Shane White. White will also provide play-by-play on all the Flyer women’s basketball road games. The games will be aired live on 1660 and DaytonFlyers.com. WHIO will air Dayton’s home games vs. Toledo (Dec. 5), Saint Joseph’s (Jan. 29), Xavier (Feb. 2) and Fordham (Feb. 26).