Feb. 4, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - A career-best 21 points from junior Brittany Holterman was not enough to help an 11-point first half lead hold up for visiting Dayton in a 68-50 loss at Temple on Sunday. UD falls to 8-15 overall and 3-5 in Atlantic 10 play following its second straight road loss.
Holterman connected on 9-of-12 shots from the field to finish with a career-high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.
After connecting on 12-of-30 shots in the first half en route to an 11 point lead just 11 minutes into the contest, UD cooled down considerably in the second half. Overall, the Flyers shot just 19-for-64 as a team overall including a 2-for-18 effort from three-point range.
Temple (18-5, 8-0 A-10) had three players with 10 points or more led by 17 from Kamesha Hairston. Jasmine Stone came off the bench for 11 points and nine rebounds while Fatima Maddox added 10 points for the Owls.
Dayton forced A-10 co-leader Temple into 22 turnovers which resulted in 13 Flyer points on the afternoon. They also benefited from seven points by Karah Cloxton as well as 10 rebounds by Nikki Oakland.
UD took advantage of a slow start from TU and pulled ahead with a 14-4 run over the first 5:56 of the game. Kiki Lund began with a jumper in the paint followed by fast-break basket from Kathy Guin. Then Brittany Holterman began her big day with a layup off a feed from Nikki Oakland to give Dayton a 6-0 lead with 17:32 left in the first half. She followed with a tip in 64 seconds later and a free throw to put the Flyers ahead 9-2 just four minutes into the game. Nikki Oakland added a layup 60 seconds later and Karah Cloxton drilled a trey from the wing as UD went ahead 14-4 with 14:04 left in the first half.
The Flyer lead stretched to as many as 11 on a layup by Brittany Holterman with 8:35 remaining the first half and the frustration for the Owls continued as TU Head Coach Dawn Staley was called for a technical foul with 7:49 remaining. Kiki Lund drained both free throws and Dayton had a 26-15 advantage.
From there Temple regained its composure and knotted the score at 28-all after six points from Fatima Maddox and a jumper by Kamesha Hairston with 3:10 left in the half. TU would close out the half on a 20-4 run to take a 35-30 lead into halftime and never looked back.
The Owls held the Flyers to just 20 points on 7-for-34 (.206) shooting in the second half. In contrast, Temple connected on 12-of-26 (.462) shots from the field and 12 second-half points from Kamesha Hairston proved to be too much for UD in a 68-50 loss.
The Flyers return home to host La Salle on Thursday at UD Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in a game that can be followed with FREE live video and audio as well as Gametracker at www.DaytonFlyers.com.