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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
11:30 a.m. ET
Hagan Arena (4,200 capacity)
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The University of Dayton women’s basketball team travels to Philadelphia for its second Atlantic 10 conference game this Tuesday, Jan. 10 against Saint Joseph’s. Game time is set for 11:30 a.m. at Hagan Arena as part of the “Fieldtrip to the Fieldhouse” promotion for area youth. The Flyers bring a 9-4 record, while SJU is 10-4. Both the Hawks and Flyers won their A-10 openers and are 1-0 in conference action.
SCOUTING THE HAWKS
The Hawks are 10-4 and have won their last five games including an 86-58 win over Massachusetts on Jan. 7, 2012. The Flyers and SJU have one common opponent so far this season: Boston College. UD defeated the Golden Eagles 69-60 on Dec. 4 and the Hawks beat BC 74-57 on Dec. 29. Saint Joseph’s has a very balanced offense; senior Michelle Baker leads the Hawks with 11.0 ppg, while senior Katie Kuester adds 9.8 ppg, junior Ashley Prim averages 9.5 ppg, senior Kelly Cavallo puts up 8.6 ppg and sophomore Erin Shields 8.3 ppg. The Hawks put up 68.7 ppg. SJU leads the A-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.384) and assist/turnover ratio (1.1).
Dayton is 9-11 in the all-time series against Saint Joseph’s. The Flyers are 5-7 when playing the Hawks on the road. Dayton won the last meeting 79-68 at UD Arena on Jan. 29, 2011. Justine Raterman had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds, Elle Queen also had 15 points and Casey Nance added 12 points. The last time Dayton played at SJU they lost 68-62 on Jan. 20, 2010. Patrice Lalor missed that game – the only game she has missed in her career – due to an ankle injury.
The Flyers return to UD Arena on Sunday, Jan. 15 for their ESPN2 nationally-televised game against Temple at 2 p.m. “Pack the House with a Red Out!” All fans wearing red will receive a special discounted ticket price - $3 for adults and $1 for children.
LAST TIME OUT
UD cruised to a 97-46 win over the Rhode Island Rams in both teams’ Atlantic 10 conference openers on Jan. 7. Olivia Applewhite scored a career-high 18 points. Cassie Sant recorded her first career double-double with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and snagged a career-high 11 rebounds. The Dayton defense forced a season-high 30 turnovers, including a season-high 17 steals. The 51-point margin of victory is the second largest in the Jim Jabir era at UD.
Justine Raterman has 805 career rebounds, sixth all-time at UD. She needs 93 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 432 career assists, sixth all-time at UD. Lalor needs nine to move into UD’s Top 5. Leah Abla (1981-85) has 441, Pam Palmer (1980-84) has 443 and Cindy Frericks (1986-90) is third with 450. She’s led the Flyers in that category all three seasons. She is a 2011 A-10 Preseason Third Team selection. She is second in the A-10 this season with 4.7 assists per game.
NANCE’S BLOCK PARTY
Senior Casey Nance is second all-time on Dayton’s career blocks list with 195. The 6-foot-5 center needs 27 to move to the top of the list past Michelle Kruty’s 222. She was a 2011 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team selection. This is the first summer she hasn’t had a knee surgery prior to the season. Nance had ACL surgeries prior to her freshman and sophomore seasons, and an osteotomy prior to her junior season. Nance is also 11th in UD’s record book for rebounds with 637. She needs 24 to move to 10th held by Nikki Oakland (2004-08) with 661.
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 1,588, fifth all-time at UD. She needs 39 to move into fourth with Beverly Crusoe (1977-80) who has 1,627. Since UD transitioned to D-I women’s basketball in 1984-85, Raterman is Dayton’s modern-era all-time leading scorer.
The Flyers have two impressive freshmen this season: ESPN Class of 2011 Super 60 Player Andrea Hoover, and 2011 High School McDonald’s All-American Ally Malott. She is the first-ever Dayton player to be named a HS All-American. Hoover has already started nine games and is Dayton’s second leading scorer, averaging 9.8 points, and 24.2 minutes per game. Malott is third on the team in scoring with 7.9 ppg and averages 19.6 minutes per game.