Melendez, Wilson, Ward, Bullard, Lewis
Malott, Cornelie, Burdette, Austria, Hoover
How It Happened
Dayton came out firing on all cylinders en route to a 77-33 victory over Rhode Island Wednesday night.
Rhode Island (11-7, 3-3 A-10) opened the game with a 5-2 lead, but the Flyers responded with a 17-0 run to seize control early. Dayton (12-4, 3-1 A-10) made six of its first nine 3-point shots, using the deep ball to do most of its damage. Jenna Burdette had three of the nine first-half treys Dayton made.
Dayton had five players score in double digits. Amber Deane, Kelley Austria and Jenna Burdette each had 11 points, while Ally Malott and Andrea Hoover scored 10 apiece.
Inside the Box Score
- Freshman Charise Wilson led Rhode Island with 15 points. She added four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
- Junior Symone Bullard added seven points and two steals.
- The 46 points scored by Dayton in the first frame were the most by a URI opponent in any half this season.
- Dayton had a 58-22 edge in rebounds. The Flyers had 21 offensive boards, helping them to a 16-4 advantage in second chance points.
- UD also had a 23-4 advantage in fast-break points.
- The Flyers' bench outscored Rhody's, 30-2.
Stat of the Game
38:23 – Rhode Island did not shoot a free throw until 38:23 had elapsed in the game. The Rams were 1-for-3 at the line, while Dayton was 12-for-13.
Rhode Island is back on the road when it visits George Mason Saturday at 2 p.m.