UD beats VCU for 12th straight win
DAYTON (UD Athletics)– The University of Dayton women's basketball remained undefeated in Atlantic 10 play with a 74-64 victory over VCU. The Flyers were led by Jenna Burdette with 23 points.
The Flyers (18-4, 11-0 A-10) remain on top in Atlantic 10 play after defeating the Rams (5-16, 2-7 A-10).
In the fourth quarter with 2:29 to play, Dayton ended VCU's run and used the free-throw line the rest of the way to seal the win.
1ST Quarter: Dayton 19, VCU 8
Senior Jenna Burdette opened the game with the first five points for the Flyers.
At the first media time-out, the Flyers led by one with a score of 7-6.
The Flyers close the first quarter with a score 19-8.
Senior JaVonna Layfield got two steals in the first quarter.
Burdette led in points with seven.
2nd Quarter: Dayton 40, VCU 20
Senior Alexis Harris open the second quarter with two good jumpers to lead in points with eight.
After an 8-0 run, the Flyers extend their lead to 33-17 at the first media time-out.
Flyers defense forced a VCU scoring drought over a 2:27 span.
The Flyers outrebounded the Rams 24-13 having forced six turnovers going into the second half.
At the half, the assists tally stood at 12-2 in favor of the Flyers.
Dayton allowed the least amount of points by an opponent in the first half.
3rd Quarter: Dayton 59, VCU 36
VCU failed to score a field goal over a 4:34 span.
At the end of the quarter, Layfield was a rebound away from her 12th double-double this season.
Despite the VCU run, Dayton still outscored the Rams 19-16 in the third.
The Flyers had multiple starters on the bench due to foul trouble.
4th Quarter: Dayton 79, VCU 70
The Flyers shot 60% from the three-point line.
The Flyers continued to outrebound the rams 37-26.
At the timeout, the Flyers were 51% in field-goal conversions
Burdette scored a jumper to end the Flyers' scoring drought of 2:08
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
41-33 – Dayton controlled the boards over VCU 41-32.
20-7 – The Flyers ended the game with an assist total of 20 while holding the Rams to 7.
13-6 – Despite having more turnovers than the rams, the Flyers still took the win by scoring 13 points from a turnover in comparison to six from VCU.
23 - Jenna Burdette led the Flyers with 23 points.
49.% - The Flyers shot 49.2% from the floor and held VCU to 37.7%.
9-3 - The Flyers scored nine three- pointers. VCU scored three three-pointers.
12th - JayVonna Layfield hit her 12th double-double of the season.
9 - Nine three-pointers from the Flyers compared to three from the Rams accounted for an 18-points difference in Dayton's favor.
The Flyers will play against Massachusetts on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Follow along live on 1660 Information Radio.