STORRS, Conn. – The University of Dayton (3-2) continued its balanced attack as 10 players scored for the Flyers, including four in double figures, in an 84-48 win over Fairleigh Dickinson (1-5) at UConn’s World Vision Classic at the Gampel Pavilion.
Sophomore Cassie Sant (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) tied her career high with a game-high 14 points. Junior Sam MacKay (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) and freshman Ally Malott (Middletown, Ohio/Madison) both added 13 points, while freshman Andrea Hoover (Bellbrook, Ohio/Spring Valley Academy) had 11 points, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
Junior Olivia Applewhite (Forestville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) made the biggest contribution of the night on the boards, grabbing a career-high 18, including eight offensive rebounds. Applewhite’s 18 rebounds is the 11th best single-game rebounding effort in UD program history. She also notched a career-high five assists, which was also a game high. Applewhite also added eight points.
A day after UD broke the UD record for three-point field goals made in a single game (15 in Dayton’s 94-74 win over Buffalo), the Flyers sank 10 against the Knights. Hoover led the way with three treys.
The 48 points was the second-lowest UD has allowed this season (the lowest being their season-opening 69-38 win over Bowling Green).
Senior Justine Raterman and Hoover hit both of the Flyers’ first three-point field goal attempts to go up 6-2 early in the game and UD never trailed. In fact, 15 of Dayton’s first 19 points came on three-pointers, including consecutive makes by Malott, senior Patrice Lalor and Applewhite to give the Flyers a commanding 19-6 lead with 14:03 to play in the half. Dayton led 43-26 at the half.
UD held its biggest lead of the night – up 84-42 for a 42-point advantage after a pair of MacKay free throws with 3:36 to play in the game.
Up next for the Flyers is seven-time national champions UConn when they take on the Huskies Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET at Gampel Pavilion in the final game of the World Vision Classic. The game against Connecticut marks the 700th in Jim Jabir's head coaching career. Shane White will call the game which is available via internet stream on 1610.info.