Dayton routs Fordham for 7th straight victory

Holmes, Brea among stars as Flyers improve to 4-0 in A-10

BRONX, N.Y. — With former Dayton Flyers star Obi Toppin watching from behind the bench and the hometown kid Koby Brea making all four of his 3-point attempts, the Dayton Flyers routed Fordham 82-58 on Tuesday at Rose Hill Gym.

Here’s a quick recap of the game:

What it means: Dayton (12-5, 4-0) won its seventh straight game. The Flyers began the day with a one-game lead in the Atlantic 10 Conference. This was also Dayton’s seventh straight double-digit victory, and it held its seventh straight opponent to fewer than 60 points.

Star of the game: DaRon Holmes II scored a career-high 32 points for the second time in three games. He also had 32 points against Davidson on Dec. 31. He made 12 of 15 field goals and 8 of 10 free throws.

Holmes has scored 20 or more points in seven straight games.

Stat of the game: Dayton shot a season-best 64.4% (29 of 45) from the field. The Flyers made 6 of 14 3-pointers (42.9%). They have shot 40% or better four games in a row.

Play of the game: Toumani Camara had a tomahawk slam in the second half on a fast break. He scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Perfect game: Brea scored all 12 of his points from behind the 3-point line. He’s from the Bronx and had a big group of fans in the stands, many waving Dominican Republic flags. He stopped to get a photo with many of the fans, including his dad Stephan, before heading to the locker room after the game.


The Flyers opened the game with a 12-0 run and built a 33-18 halftime lead.

Here’s a quick recap of the first half:

Key player: Holmes scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Key stat: Dayton shot 54.5% (12 of 22) from the field, while Fordham shot 27.6% (8 of 29).

Biggest lead: The Flyers led 22-4 after 11 minutes.

Rotation news: While starting guards Malachi Smith and Kobe Elvis were on the bench in streetclothes for the 10th straight game, Richard Amaefule was in uniform for the first time since December, and walk-on Ty Locklear also dressed for the game. Dayton has 10 players available after having eight for the past few weeks.

Foul trouble: Dayton forward Toumani Camara played only four minutes in the first half after picking up his second foul at the 9:54 mark.

Strong homecoming: Brea made his first two 3-point attempts.

Famous guest: Former Dayton star Obi Toppin, now in his third season with the New York Knicks sat behind the Dayton bench with his mom Roni Toppin.

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