Dayton women overcome Davidson with strong 2nd half

Jan 27, 2018
Contributing Writer
Jenna Burdette (14) goes after a loose ball during Dayton against Saint Louis on Feb. 22, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

The University of Dayton’s women basketball team scored 30 points in the fourth quarter and picked up another Atlantic 10 road win at Davidson, 85-68, on Saturday.

The Flyers (16-4, 9-0 A-10) remained unbeaten in A-10 play and atop the conference standings while the Wildcats (9-13, 4-5 A-10) fell below .500 in the league.

Dayton sank 11 of 16 field-goal attempts in the fourth period, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, to put the game out of reach.

In all, the Flyers made 13 three-pointers, tied for the fourth most in school history.

Jenna Burdette led the Flyers with 29 points and made a career-high seven 3-pointers. Jayla Scaife and Lauren Cannatelli finished with 17 points apiece and Javonna Layfield recorded her 10th double-double with 15 rebounds and 10 points.

The Flyers return home to UD Arena to host Duquesne on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Wright State 69, Youngstown St. 59: Wright State hung on after squandering an 18-point lead to top the Penguins in Youngstown.

WSU (16-6, 7-3 Horizon League) led 39-23 at halftime, then by 18 three different times in the first five minutes of the second half before YSU started rallying. The Penguins went on a 15-2 run to climb to within five late in the third period and eventually took a 56-54 lead with 3:45 left in the fourth. Wright State regrouped and outscored the Penguins 15-3 down the stretch.

The Raiders forced 19 YSU turnovers, which led to a 23-7 scoring advantage in points off miscues.

Chelsea Welch had 23 points, five assists and four steals for WSU and Emily Vogelpohl had 19 points and 10 rebounds.