Women’s Basketball: Flyers rout Liberty, even mark at 6-6

Twelve University of Dayton players scored Wednesday as the Flyers steamrolled Liberty, 82-53, in the Cavalier Classic women’s college basketball tournament at Charlottesville, Va.

Dayton’s third consecutive victory evened the Flyers’ season record at 6-6. Dayton will face host Virginia (9-2) Thursday at 7 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena.

JaVonna Layfield scored a game-high 18 points for Dayton, followed by freshman Jayla Scaife (14) and Saicha Grant-Allen (10). Scaife dropped in a pair of 3-point goals early in the fourth quarter as the Flyers shot 8-for-11 during the first five minutes of their 30-point quarter. Layfield and Grant-Allen both pulled down seven rebounds.

Liberty (1-9) was within 33-23 at halftime, but couldn’t keep up. Keyen Green led the Flames with 12 points.

Dayton 82, Liberty 53

LIB (1-9): Green 4-4 4-6 12, Barbour 1-4 2-2 5, Johnson-Graham 2-6 0-2 4, Rettstatt 0-0 0-0 0, Ilic 0-6 0-0 0, Ballard 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 2-7 2-2 6, Crowder 2-3 2-2 6, Sellers 1-4 4-4 7, Vega 0-0 0-0 0, Woods 1-2 0-2 3, Stovall 0-2 0-0 0, Makurat 2-11 3-4 8, Reagan 0-2 2-4 2. Totals: 15-52 19-28 53.

UD (6-6): Harris 3-5 0-0 6, Grant-Allen 2-3 6-6 10, Burdette 1-5 0-0 3, Austria 1-6 4-4 6, Layfield 6-6 5-7 18, Wilmoth 0-0 0-0 0, Macioce 1-1 0-0 3, Szabo 1-2 0-0 3, Cvitkovic 0-1 0-0 0, Giacone 3-9 0-2 7, Dennis 3-3 0-0 8, Cannatelli 1-6 0-0 2, Parkinson 1-3 0-0 2, Scaife 5-9 1-1 14. Totals: 28-59 16-20 82.

Halftime: Dayton, 33-23. 3-ptrs: Lib 4-17 (Barbour 1-2, Ilic 0-4, Crowder 0-1, Sellers 1-1, Woods 1-1, Stovall 0-1, Makurat 1-7), UD 10-26 (Burdette 1-3, Austria 0-3, Layfield 1-1, Macioce 1-1, Szabo 1-2, Cvitkovic 0-1, Giacone 1-4, Dennis 2-2, Cannatelli 0-4, Parkinson 0-1, Scaife 3-4). Rebounds: UD 38 (Grant-Allen 7, Layfield 7), Lib 35 (Woods 4). Assists: UD 16 (Austria 4, Giacone 4), Lib 5 (Ilic 2).