Dayton completes season sweep of Duquesne with best shooting performance in two years

Elvis scores 13 to lead balanced UD scoring effort

Dayton Flyers walk-on Drew Swerlein closed a 75-54 victory against Duquesne with his first career basket Wednesday at UD Arena.

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Swerlein was one of 11 players to score in Dayton’s fifth double-digit victory in 11 Atlantic 10 Conference games. Another walk-on, Christian Wilson, made a 3-pointer.

Kobe Elvis led all scorers with 13 points. Toumani Camara had 10 points.

DaRon Holmes II had seven points and six rebounds. R.J. Blakney scored eight. Malachi Smith had seven points and eight assists. Elijah Weaver scored seven points after missing the last four games with a wrist injury.

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Dayton led by as many as 30 points. It rested its starters for most of the final minutes. No one played more than 27 minutes.

The Flyers (16-8, 8-3) completed a two-game sweep of last-place Duquesne (6-15, 1-8), which lost its eighth straight game. The Flyers won the first game 72-52 on Jan. 15 in Pittsburgh.

Dayton shot 60% from the field (33 of 55), its best performance of the season, and 53.8% (7 of 13) from 3-point range.

HALFTIME RECAP

Nine players made field goals for the Flyers in the first half as they built a 35-24 halftime lead.

Moulaye Sissoko and Blakney each scored six points to lead the Flyers. Elvis had five. DaRon Holmes II and Malachi Smith each scored four.

Weaver was the first player off the bench and scored three points.

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Dayton shot 57.1% from the field (16 of 28)), while holding Duquesne to 38.5% (10 of 26).

Dayton had a 17-12 rebounding advantage and outscored Duquesne 26-12 in the paint.

The Flyers trailed 19-18 with nine minutes to play but then began a 13-2 run over the next four-plus minutes.

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