Two members of the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors on Thursday.
Junior guard Jayla Scaife, who leads the Flyers in scoring (14.9) and rebounding average (7.4), was named to the A-10 first team. Senior guard Lauren Cannatelli, who averages 13.4 points per game and leads the team with 58 3-pointers, made the second team. She also was named to the all-academic team.
George Mason’s Nicole Cardano-Hillary was named the player of the year. Kerri McMahan, of Saint Louis, won the defensive player of the year award. Beth O’Boyle, coach of regular-season championship Virginia Commonwealth, was named the top coach.
The most improved player was Davidson’s Sarah Donovan, and Davidson’s Justine Lyon was named the top six woman.
No. 4 seed Dayton (16-12) plays No. 5 seed Davidson at 2 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. The winner will play No. 1 seed VCU or No. 8 seed Saint Joseph’s at 11 a.m. Saturday in the semifinals.
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