Women’s basketball: Dayton wins big in first game in 17 days

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team picked up right where it left off in its first game in 17 days.

Led by Jenna Giacone’s career-high 20 points, Dayton routed St. Bonaventure 68-51 on Sunday in Olean, N.Y. The Flyers (7-1, 6-0) won their sixth straight game.

This was Dayton’s first game since a 64-58 victory Jan. 14 against Davidson at UD Arena. A positive COVID-19 test within the program caused four games to be postponed.

Dayton remains the only unbeaten team in A-10 play, though it has played three fewer games than second-place Richmond (10-4, 7-2).

Against the Bonnies (2-10, 1-8), Giacone made 9 of 17 field goals. Kyla Whithead scored 11 points. Araion Bradshaw had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Dayton shot 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range. It had a 42-22 rebounding advantage.

The Flyers will be on the road again in their next game. They play at Saint Louis at 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Saint Joseph’s at 6 p.m. Friday and at La Salle at noon Sunday.

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