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Dayton avoids upset with strong performance in fourth quarter in opener

Syracuse transfer Julia Chandler leads team with 17 points.

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team dominated the fourth quarter against Colgate to avoid an upset in their season opener, winning 67-58 on Friday morning at UD Arena.

Approximately 7,500 kids from 43 local schools attended the game. They raised the decibel levels every time Colgate attempted a free throw and danced at every timeout.

The support had to help the Flyers, who trailed 47-43 after three quarters. Colgate finished 7-23 last season. It returned five starters but lost 80-61 at Yale in its opener.

Dayton trailed 51-48 early in the fourth quarter but took control with a 10-1 run.

Julia Chandler, playing her first game at Dayton after transferring from Syracuse, led the Flyers with 17 points. Lauren Cannatelli scored 13. Jayla Scaife scored 12.

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Dayton struggled from 3-point range, making 2 of 19, and committed 16 turnovers.

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