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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2011 - 7 p.m. ET
Kingston, R.I. - The Ryan Center
Radio: 1660 (Shane White)
Audio Streaming & Live Stats: DaytonFlyers.com
Live Video: Go Rhody All Access
Up Next: The Flyers return home for Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 26 when Dayton hosts Fordham at 2 p.m at UD Arena. It will also be UD's Pink Zone game. The Flyers are holding "Board For a Cure" and accepting donations for each offensive rebound they bring in against the Rams, or you can give a flat donation. Board For a Cure Flyer
They will also hold a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Foundation. Items up for auction include: a pink and white Breast Cancer Awarenes Ball signed by the Flyers, an autographed jersey, a Brian Gregory-signed basketball and a Jim Jabir camp certificate (for a student aged 8th grade or younger). The auction will be held at the marketing table at UD Arena with bids being accepted until halftime. Winners will be announced at the half.
The Flyers will also recognize breast cancer survivors. In addition, fans can purchase a Pink Out ticket package for $8 which includes a ticket to the game, a pink T-shirt and a pink rally towel.
Game Notes in PDF
The University of Dayton women’s basketball team closes out its three-game, Atlantic 10 road trip with their final regular season road game at Rhode Island (7-19, 1-11) this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at The Ryan Center at 7 p.m. ET. The Flyers (16-10, 7-5) are currently on a losing skid, falling in their last two games by 20+ points; 73-52 at third-place Charlotte and 76-52 at Temple, currently tied for first in the A-10 standings with No. 6/6 Xavier. Dayton, ranked first in the A-10 in scoring offense, hopes to get back on track after scoring a season-low 52 points in back-to-back games. UD is currently tied for fourth in the A-10 standings with four other teams. The game will be audio streamed on DaytonFlyers.com with play-by-play and analysis from Shane White.
THE DAYTON DETAILS
The Flyers are 16-10 overall this season and 7-5 in the Atlantic 10. Junior Justine Raterman leads UD in scoring with 16.0 ppg (5th in A-10). Raterman also leads UD in rebounds per game, averaging 7.3 (8th in A-10). Senior Kristin Daugherty adds 12.2 ppg (19th in A-10). Junior Patrice Lalor leads the team in assists with 3.3 apg (tied for 9th) and junior Casey Nance leads the Flyers in blocked shots with 33 (10th in A-10).
SCOUTING RHODE ISLAND
The Rams are 7-19 overall and 1-11 in A-10 play, their lone conference win coming against Saint Louis, 68-54, on Feb. 13, 2011. Rhode Island is coming off a heart-breaking 75-71 loss to UMass on Feb. 19. The Rams are led by the Atlantic 10 conference’s leading scorer Megan Shoniker who is putting up 19.5 ppg. She also distributes the ball well and is ranked sixth in the A-10 with 3.6 apg. Shoniker is also the league’s leader in minutes played at 39.1 per game. Lara Gaspar adds 11.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg. Caitlin Kearns leads the Rams in rebounding with 6.0 rpg.
This game marks the 20th meeting between Rhode Island and Dayton. The Flyers lead the all-time series 15-4, and have won the last seven meetings, including last year’s 75-56 win at UD Arena on Feb. 24, 2010. Justine Raterman led the way with 14 points, while Patrice Lalor had 12 points and four assists and Elle Queen added 10 points. Casey Nance pulled down 10 rebounds. UD is 6-3 when playing the Rams on the road.
The Flyers finally return home for Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 26 when Dayton hosts Fordham. The Flyers haven’t played at UD Arena for more than two weeks - since Feb. 9, a 66-58 win over UMass.
LAST TIME OUT
UD dropped its second consecutive game by 20+ points when it fell 76-52 at Temple on Feb. 19. Olivia Applewhite led the Flyers with 12 points, and also added five rebounds and a team-high three assists, tying her career high. Elle Queen chipped in nine points and a team-high seven rebounds. Cassie Sant had eight points with the help of 2-of-3 shooting from behind the three-point arc. UD shot a season low 24.6 percent from the field (16-of-65)
TRIO OF FLYERS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Three University of Dayton women’s basketball players were named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Senior Kristin Daugherty was a First Team honoree, while sophomore Kari Daugherty and junior Justine Raterman were named to the Second Team. Kristin Daugherty, along with those from the other seven districts, will now move on to the national ballot. This year’s Capital One Academic All-America team will be announced in late February.
The Flyer offense is averaging an Atlantic 10 best 76.2 ppg, which is 18th best in the nation. Their three-point field goal percentange (37.0) is 15th.
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. Justine Raterman led the Flyers with 12 points on the day. Raterman also added six rebounds for UD. Elle Queen was Dayton’s top rebounder with four offensive and three defensive rebounds for a total of seven. Queen also had three assists and a steal.
ANOTHER NEAR MISS
A showdown of the two top scoring teams in the Atlantic 10 needed overtime to declare a winner as the University of Dayton Flyers lost 70-66 in overtime to the No. 7/7 Xavier University Musketeers on Feb. 5 at UD Arena. Junior Justine Raterman paced Dayton with 25 points. It was her fourth consecutive double-figure game and 19th of the season. Senior Kristin Daugherty added 17 points. Patrice Lalor netted 14 points and had eight assists.
WHEN THEY WIN, THEY WIN BIG
In Dayton’s 16 wins the Flyers are outscoring opponents by 18.4 ppg. The closest score was UD’s 87-80 overtime victory over St. Bonaventure on Feb. 2. The Flyers are 10-1 in games decided by 16 or more points this season. However, UD is 0-5 in games decided by 1-5 points.
KEYS TO VICTORY
The Flyers are 6-0 this season when they shoot better than 50 percent from the field. Dayton is also 14-1 this year when scoring 70 or more points in a game. The Flyers are 15-0 when they hold the lead at the half.
The UD captains for the 2010-2011 season are senior Kristin Daugherty, red shirt junior Elle Queen and junior Justine Raterman.
FLYERS RANKED IN THE A-10
Junior Justine Raterman is fifth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 16.0 ppg, while senior Kristin Daugherty is 19th with 12.2 ppg. Raterman is also eighth in the A-10 in rebounding with 7.3 rpg. She is one of two players to be in the Top 5 in scoring and Top 10 in rebounding in the conference. The other is Xavier’s Amber Harris. Both Raterman (2nd - .530) and Daugherty (11th - .466) are in the Top 15 in field goal percentage. Daugherty is fourth (.839) in free throw percentage and Raterman is sixth (.824). Daugherty is second in the A-10 in three-point field goal percentage with a mark of .492. Raterman is fourth at .413. Kari Daugherty is tied for seventh (.395). Casey Nance is 10th in blocked shots (1.3) and Patrice Lalor is tied for ninth in assists (3.3) and 14th in steals (1.6). Kayla Moses is tied for fourth in the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.8, while Lalor is tied for 12th (1.4).
The Flyers own seven of the top 10 spots in the A-10 for highest points scored in a game: 107 vs. Penn State is tops, followed by their 102 vs. Toledo and 101 vs. Harvard is fourth. Dayton’s 98 scored against CSU Bakersfield is sixth, while the 97 vs. Minnesota is the seventh highest tally, 91 vs. Wright State is tied for eighth and 89 vs. No. 25 Boston College is tied for 10th.
TOP 10 QUARTET
Four Flyers are in the Top 10 of major categories of UD’s all-time career records. Senior Kristin Daugherty has 1,397 points in her career, sixth all-time at UD. She also has played in 128 games, fourth all-time. Junior Justine Raterman now has 671 rebounds in her career, which is ninth all-time at Dayton. Junior Casey Nance has 162 career blocks, second all-time at UD. Junior Patrice Lalor has 339 career assists, eighth all-time.
SEVERAL STARTING LINEUPS
In 26 games this season UD Head Coach Jim Jabir has used eight different starting lineups, including a new look in the starting lineup of each of the Flyers’ first four games of the season. The lineup of Elle Queen, Justine Raterman, Casey Nance, Patrice Lalor and Kristin Daugherty has started most games (15) and Dayton is 11-4 in those games.
REAL DEAL RATERMAN
Just a junior, Justine Raterman has already scored 1,285 career points, 12th all-time at UD. She needs 68 points to reach Tobette Pleasant (1985-89) in 11th with 1,308. Raterman’s 671 rebounds are ninth all-time. She needs 43 to catch Kendel Ross (2006-10) in eighth with 714. Her 127 three-point field goals made are seventh all-time.Teammate Kristin Daugherty is sixth all-time at UD with 130.
Patrice Lalor has 339 career assists, eighth all-time. She needs 19 to reach Beverly Crusoe (1977-80) in seventh with 358. 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 tied for ninth 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 1,397 points, sixth all-time at UD. She needs 16 points to catch Theresa Yingling (1982-86) in fifth with 1,413 points. Her 130 three-pointers are sixth all-time. She needs four to move up to fifth all-time, currently held by Jennifer Strong (2002-07) with 134.
CASEY’S BLOCK PARTY
Casey Nance was second in the Atlantic 10 in blocked shots last year with 64. She hit a career milestone in the George Washington game on Jan. 9, 2010. With her three swats against the Colonials she reached 101 in her career. Nance is just the fourth player in UD history to notch over 100 blocks; her current 162 career blocks are second all-time, behind Michele Kruty (‘84-88) who holds the all-time record at UD with 222 career blocks.
LEADING THE WAY
In Dayton’s 26 games this season, there have been seven different Flyers lead the team in scoring and five different players lead in rebounding. Justine Raterman leads the way in points, having scored a team-high in 11 games. Kristin Daugherty has led in scoring 10times. Raterman has led the team 12 times in rebounding. Daugherty, Olivia Applewhite and Casey Nance have led the team in rebounding four times. Brittany Wilson has led in rebounding three times this season.
THREE POINTS OF EXCELLENCE
Dayton has hit at least one three point shot in 311 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 season-high 13 treys to down Minnesota 97-81 to claim the Minnesota Subway Classic. The drained 12 in their 80-64 win over George Washington. Three times this season UD has sank 11 in a game: in thier 2010-11 season opener against Penn State, at Wright State and at No. 25 Boston College. They made a season-low one vs. Richmond on Jan. 22. Patrice Lalor sank the lone trey in the first half. The Flyers are 15th in the NCAA in 3-point field goal percentage (.372).