Flyers battle George Mason, come up short 74-50

Pictured are the Women’s Basketball Team during their game against Lindenwood. Photo courtesy of Olivia Shirk for Flyer News.

Kyle Pehlman | Contributing Writer

The University of Dayton women suffered their third loss in last four games Sunday as turnovers continued to
set back the Flyers.
The Flyers were right in this one in the first period. After that, the turnovers began to pile up, which was the
ultimate factor in what is now their third loss in the last four games.
Dayton had 15 turnovers in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s 74-50 loss to the George Mason Patriots in an
Atlantic 10 conference game. Dayton is now 0-8 when finishing with less than 60 points, a stat line that has
continued to be a problem for the Flyers as they now look ahead to Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night in
“They [turnovers] were the hardest thing to look at,” head coach Tamika Williams-Jeter said in her postgame
radio interview. “We really have to take care of the ball against a team like this that is at the top of the
The Flyers (10-14, 4-9) were shooting the ball well in the first period as they ended it tied at 15 with the Patriots
(19-4, 10-2). It was the start of the second period that took Dayton out of the game. After a Destiny Bohanon
jump shot in the paint made it 17 all, the Patriots then proceeded to go on a 9-0 run that turned into an eventual
15-4 run. George Mason never looked back from there, as they led until the final buzzer.
Looking past the 25 points allowed off the 24 turnovers the Flyers committed, one of the bright spots for
Dayton was Bohanon, the redshirt senior guard who finished with a team high 15 points.
After the game, Williams-Jeter talked about how she wanted to utilize her younger players more.
“We usually play deep,” Williams-Jeter said in her postgame news conference. “I always want to capitalize off
young and fresh legs, especially when some of my other players are making mistakes.”
Prior to the game, junior forward Arianna Smith was recognized for achieving 500 career rebounds . However,
she wasn’t much of a factor Sunday as she finished with just two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes on the

Despite the outcome, UD Arena’s atmosphere was still as alive as it has been all season. Also, there was even
more incentive Sunday with a celebration for breast cancer awareness and National Girls and Women in Sports
Dayton will take on Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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