UD WBB outlasts Virginia
DAYTON (UD Athletics) – The University of Dayton women's basketball team defeated Virginia, 61-46, in a big matchup Sunday Afternoon at UD Arena.
The Flyers remain undefeated with a 4-0 record while the Cavaliers fall to 1-3.
1st Quarter: Virginia 9, Dayton 9
The Flyers took their first lead of the game at 4-2 with a put-back layup from Jayla Scaife.
Virginia had a scoring drought of over four minutes and started 1-of-7 from the field.
The Flyers forced seven Virginia turnovers during the quarter.
Dayton outrebounded Virginia 12-9, including 4-1 in offensive rebounds.
2nd Quarter: Dayton 29, Virginia 21
The Flyers took their largest lead of the half at 27-16 with 2:40 left to play in the period. This completed a 16-4 run.
Dayton continued to attack the glass, out-rebounding Virginia 16-6 in the quarter.
Sophomore Jayla Scaife led the way at the half for the Flyers with 13 points while redshirt senior Alex Harris led the way with nine rebounds.
Dayton shot 50 percent from the field while Virginia shot 26 percent in the quarter.
3rd Quarter: Dayton 38, Virginia 29
Virginia committed their 10th turnover in the quarter and were held without a field goal for the first 5:26 of the period.
Virginia also shot 3-of-17 from the field in the quarter.
Juniors Lauren Cannatelli and Maddy Dennis opened the scoring in the quarter for the Flyers with back-to-back three-pointers.
4th Quarter: Dayton 61, Virginia 46
Dayton reestablished its nine-point lead after Virginia cut the lead to five early in the quarter with jumpers by Scaife and Cannatelli.
The Flyers extended their lead to 11 with a jumper by senior Javonna Layfield.
Virginia was held to its lowest point-total this season with only 46 points.
Cannatelli's three-pointer with 2:06 to play put the game on ice.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Virginia was held to just 27 percent shooting during the game.
The Flyers had 53 total rebounds compared to the Cavaliers' 35.
Dayton led for more than 31 minutes of the game, and never trailed after early in the second quarter.
Seven different Flyers scored in the game.
Scaife led the way for the Flyers with 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting to go with 10 boards.
Layfield and Harris both had a game-high 12 rebounds and three Flyers had at least 10 rebounds.
The Flyers had a 15-2 fast-break advantage.
Dayton shot 13-15 from the foul line in the second half.
38 - The Flyers had 38 defensive rebounds compared to the Cavaliers' 23.
The Flyers will travel to Savage Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 22 to face Toledo at 7 p.m.