The University of Dayton women’s basketball team hosts Charlotte this Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at UD Arena in its annual Math Day Game. Approximately 6,000 area school children will be in attendance for the game and learning activities (including two schools where the Flyers volunteer: Holy Angels and Miami Valley Family Care Center). Andrea Hoover’s entire school, the Spring Valley Academy, will be attending as well. The game features two of the highest scoring offenses in the Atlantic 10 - UD is first with 71.2 ppg and Charlotte is third at 68.9 ppg. Also on the line is second place in the A-10 standings. The Flyers are currently tied for second with Temple at 7-1, while Charlotte is 7-2 in conference play.
Dayton, winners of nine of its last 10 games, leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring (41st in NCAA). Senior Justine Raterman leads Dayton in scoring (13.4 ppg – 8th in A-10) and rebounding (6.4 rpg). Senior Patrice Lalor leads UD in assists with 88 (3rd in A-10) and leads the A-10 in assist/turnover ratio (2.15 - 17th in NCAA), senior Elle Queen leads UD in steals with 40 (4th in A-10) and senior Casey Nance leads UD in blocks with 29 (T-4th in A-10). The Flyers are outscoring A-10 opponents by an average of +17.6 ppg (1st in A-10). UD leads the A-10 in assists with 16.5 apg (20th in NCAA).
SCOUTING THE 49ERS
Charlotte is 15-8 overall and 7-2 in A-10 action. The 49ers’ two conference losses came against St. Bonaventure (63-68) and Temple (55-65). Jennifer Hailey leads Charlotte in scoring (13.1 ppg. – 10th in the A-10). Amanda Dowe leads the A-10 in rebounding with 9.6 rpg. Charlotte leads the A-10 in rebounding (43.7 rpg.), rebounding margin (+8.8) and blocked shots (123).
The Flyers have struggled against the 49ers with Charlotte winning five out of the seven meetings in the all-time series. Dayton’s two victories came at home on Feb, 3, 2010 at UD Arena, which was also the Flyers’ Math Day. In the matchup last year, Dayton fell 73-52 to the 49ers on the road on Feb. 12, 2011. UD shot just 29 percent in the loss. Justine Raterman did not play the final 16 minutes due to suffering a concussion.
The Flyers host league-leading St. Bonaventure (22-2, 9-0 A-10) this Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at UD Arena. Following the game, the UD women will hold a free basketball clinic, in association with the Montgomery County Developmental Disabilities Services.
LAST TIME OUT
Dayton jumped out to a big lead on Xavier and then held on for the 74-65 A-10 victory on Feb. 5 at the Cintas Center in front of 1,664 fans on the ESPNU nationally-televised game. Cassie Sant paced the Flyers with 16 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
VOTE FOR JUSTINE
Dayton’s Justine Raterman is a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Top 10 finalist. Your vote can make the difference! Fan balloting counts for one third of the total vote, with the remaining two thirds determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members. You can vote daily at seniorclassaward.com/vote/ and Facebook: facebook.com/LowesSeniorCLASSAward.
RATERMAN AN ALL-DISTRICT PICK
Justine Raterman was one of six players selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 women’s basketball team, as voted on by CoSIDA, College Sports Information Directors of America. Raterman will advance to the national ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America® recognition where voting begins on Feb. 7.
Andrea Hoover scored a career-high 22 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds, and Justine Raterman registered her 21st career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-56 Atlantic 10 road win over George Washington on Jan. 28.
A-10 ROOKIE THREE-PEAT
For the third time this season, Andrea Hoover was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. She was honored for games played during the week of Jan. 23-29. Hoover scored a career-high 22 points, equaled her career high with eight rebounds and sank a career-high eight (8-of-8) free throws in Dayton’s 74-56 road win over George Washington. She also had six rebounds and five points, including UD’s final free throw of the game in Dayton’s 81-78 overtime win over Richmond. Hoover is the only player to earn the honor three times this season: she was previously named Rookie of the Week on Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.
JABIR IS BEST
Jim Jabir became the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach in University of Dayton program history with the Flyers’ 102-69 victory over Toledo on Dec. 5, giving him the 120th in his UD career. He has a career record of 371-343 in his 25th season and his UD record is 151-120 in his ninth season. UD’s game against Connecticut on Nov. 27, 2011 marked the 700th of his head coaching career. Since the 2007-08 season he has led the Flyers to a 107-48 record (.688 winning percentage).
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 16 games and is Dayton’s second leading scorer, averaging 9.9 points per game. Malott is fifth on the team in scoring with 7.0 ppg and has started two games.
Justine Raterman has 850 career rebounds, sixth all-time at UD. She needs 48 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 459 career assists, third all-time at UD. Lalor needs 37 to move into second with Stephanie Miller (99-04) with 496. Lalor has led the Flyers in that category all three seasons. She is a 2011 A-10 Preseason Third Team selection. She is third in the A-10 this season with 4.4 assists per game. She leads the A-10 in assist/turnover with 2.1.
NANCE’S BLOCK PARTY
Senior Casey Nance is second all-time on Dayton’s career blocks list with 203. The 6-foot-5 center needs 19 to move to the top of the list with Michelle Kruty’s 222. She was a 2011 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team selection. This is the first year she hasn’t had a knee surgery prior to the season. Nance had knee surgeries for a microfracture prior to her freshman and sophomore seasons, and an osteotomy prior to her junior season. Nance is also 10th in UD’s record book for rebounds with 674. She needs 40 to move to ninth held by Kendel Ross (2006-10) with 714.
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 1,667, fourth all-time at UD. She needs 183 points to move into third all-time with Donna Burks (1980-84) with 1,850. Since UD transitioned to D-I women’s basketball in 1984-85, Raterman is Dayton’s modern-era all-time leading scorer. Raterman was invited to participate in the 2011 USA Basketball’s World University Games but had to decline due to her ACL knee surgery on March 25, 2011. She has not missed a single practice and started the first game of the season. She was selected to the 2011 A-10 Preseason First Team. She also became the first Dayton women’s basketball player named to the Preseason Top 30 Wooden Watch List. She was recently named a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Top 10 Finalist.
THREE POINTS OF EXCELLENCE
Dayton has hit at least one three point shot in 338 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 2, 2001, the longest streak in the Atlantic 10 Conference and one of the top streaks in the nation. The Flyers made a program record 15 three-point field goals against Buffalo in the Connecticut World Vision Classic on Nov. 25, 2011.
WHEN THEY WIN, THEY WIN BIG
In Dayton’s 15 victories this season they are winning by +18.9 ppg. The Flyers are also +7.4 in rebounding margin in wins this season.
KEYS TO VICTORY
The Flyers are 14-0 this season when leading at the half. Dayton is 6-0 when scoring 80 or more points. UD is 8-0 when its defense allows 60 points or less.
Senior guard Kayla Moses averaged 3.1 ppg, and 9.5 minutes per game off the bench last year. She scored a career-high 15 points at Saint Louis her freshman season. She earned her first start in UD’s game against St. Joseph’s on Jan. 20, 2011. She is averaging 2.5 ppg this season after seeing action in 17 games. Her career totals are: 491 points, 128 assists and 50 steals.
FIT TO BE QUEEN
In her debut in a Flyer uniform Elle Queen put up solid numbers in Dayton’s upset over then-No. 10 Michigan State on Nov. 13, 2009; 9 points and 6 rebounds. Last year she averaged 5.3 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 33 games with 23 starts. She came to the Flyers from Colorado State where she saw action in all 32 games during the 2007-08 campaign. She ranked third on the team in both scoring and rebounding as a freshman. She earned UD’s Coaches Award for the second conecutive season and is a co-captain again this season. Queen scored a career-high 17 points in UD’s 98-78 win over Cal State-Bakersfield on Dec. 22, 2010. She is averaging a career-best 7.1 ppg and has also started 15 games this season. She missed two games due to turf toe (Nov. 25& 26 against Buffalo and Fairleigh Dickinson).
Sam MacKay was named a High School McDonald’s All-American Nominee and was the District 10 Player of the Year and Ohio Central Conference Player of the Year. She averaged 1.8 ppg and 1.3 apg and saw action in 26 games as back-up point guard as a freshman. MacKay scored a then-career-high 12 points on a nationally-televised ESPN2 broadcast in Dayton’s 63-59 setback to No. 9 Xavier on Jan. 9, 2011. She also had five assists against the Musketeers. She dished five assists against Temple to help UD advance to the A-10 final. This year she is averaging a career-best 4.6 ppg and scored a career-high 14 points against Binghamton to help the Flyers claim the 2011 Saint Peter’s College Holiday Classic championship. She dished a career-high six assists in Dayton’s 81-78 overtime victory over Richmond (1/25/12).
IRON LADY CASEY
Senior Casey Nance has played in all 121 games of her career (this despite having three major knee surgeries during her college career). She is eighth all-time at UD for games played. She has 112 starts in her career. Patrice Lalor has played 120 games with 118 starts and Justine Raterman has 120 games with 119 starts. Their 120 games is tied for ninth all-time.
ROUND 3 FOR APPLEWHITE
Flyer junior Olivia Applewhite brings a powerful presence in the paint. She appeared in 28 of the Flyers’ games as a freshman. As a sophomore, she notched10 points against No. 24/25 Michigan State. She earned her first career start in the opener against Penn State her sophomore season. Applewhite had a then-career-high 13 rebounds to go along with 12 points for her first collegiate double-double against La Salle (1/26/11). She played in all 33 games and averaged 5.3 ppg. This season she crushed her career high in rebounds after pulling down 18 against FDU on Nov. 26 at the UConn World Vision Classic. That is the 11th best single-game rebounding performance in UD program history. She is averaging 5.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg this season.
Flyer sophomore Cassie Sant’s scoring average is more than doubled from her rookie season. She is Dayton’s third leading scorer this year with 8.6 ppg, compared to 3.5 as a freshman. She scored a then career-high 16 points in Dayton’s win over Binghamton to claim the Saint Peter’s College Holiday Classic (12/30/11) and was named to the all-tournament team. She earned her first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Rhode Island (1/7/12). She passed her career high with 17 points in UD’s win over UMass (1/18/12).