Dayton defeats Fordham to clinch regular season title


DAYTON – The University of Dayton's women's basketball team won its 15th game in a row with a 79-54 victory over the Fordham Rams at UD Arena.

The Flyers (21-4, 14-0 A-10) were crowned Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions after defeating the Fordham Rams. This is the program's fourth A-10 Regular Season Championship.


1st quarter – The Flyers go on 14-0 scoring run over 3:21 to jumpstart a Flyer lead.


1ST Quarter: Dayton 21, Fordham 16

• Fordham jumped out to an early 6-2 lead.

• Sophomore Jayla Scaife hit a jumper to give Flyers their first lead of the game, 7-6.

• Dayton goes on 14-0 run over 3:21

• The Flyer defense forced the Rams into a 4:28 scoring drought.

• Junior Lauren Cannatelli hit three of four three-point field goals.

• No free-throw attempts for the Flyers in the first quarter.

2nd Quarter: Dayton 42, Fordham 30

• Cannatelli scored Dayton's first free-throw attempts for two points.

• Cannetelli sank a three-pointer to end a 3:11 scoring drought.

• A back-to-back jumper and a three pointer from senior Jenna Burdette extended Dayton's lead to 10 points by the first time out of the quarter; 36-26.

• JaVonna Layfield scored on a jumper for her first points of the game after 19 minutes of playing time.

3rd Quarter: Dayton 63, Fordham 45

• Dayton goes into its first timeout of the quarter with an 18-point lead of 50-32.

• Dayton goes on a 13-2 scoring run over 3:46.

• The Rams go on 6-0 scoring run during a scoring drought for the Flyers.

• Cannatelli ended Dayton's skid after scoring her sixth three-pointer of the game.

• Senior Jenna Burdette led all scorers with 24 points.

4th Quarter: Dayton 79, Fordham 53

• Flyers led by over 20 points with a score of 72-49.

• Layfield scores a layup for her 14th double-double of the season.

• Christine Szabo is subbed in and scores a three-pointer to seal the game 79-54.

• Burdette ends the game with 27 points, Cannatelli with 22, and Layfield with 13.

• Throughout the game, Dayton scored 19 points off the Rams' turnovers.


7 – Led by senior Alex Harris with three, the Flyers put up seven blocks on defense.

19 – The Flyers scored 19 points that came from a Fordham turnover.

14 – Layfield scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to clinch her 14th double-double of the season.

17 – 17 total assists seals another team-driven win for the Flyers.

29-21 – Dayton beat the Rams on the defensive boards, 29-21.

KEY STAT – 19-3 – The Flyers outscored the Rams 19-3 on fast break points.


The Flyers return to UD Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to face the George Mason Patriots in the final home game of teh season.

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