Flyer basketball comes to an end during post season runs
Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams lost during the post season this past week. Photo from the men’s game against Davidson on March 5 by Keegan Gupta, Flyer News.
Taylor Robertson | Sports Editor
The Flyer Women’s and Men’s basketball 2021-2022 season has officially come to an end.
The women made it to the NCAA Tournament where they beat DePaul 88-57 in the first game before falling to No.6 Seed, University of Georgia, on Friday night 54-70 in the first round.
Makira Cook started the game out strong ending the first quarter and leading the Flyers with eight points. Dayton shot 43% in the first half and had fewer turnovers than the bulldogs.
In the second quarter, Georgia was able to snatch a 12-point lead and hold onto a lead for the rest of the game.
The bulldogs had 26 more free throws than Dayton, who had a season-low of four. Jenna Giacone ended her successful Dayton career with 16 points and Cook finished the game with a team-high of 21 points. Overall, the team finished 26-6 on the season.
An announcement was made Monday morning that Shauna Green will be resigning from her position as head coach at Dayton. She will be moving on to the University of Illinois where she will continue as a Head Coach of the women’s basketball team.
On the men’s side, the team concluded their season on Sunday with a second-round overtime loss (68-70) at Vanderbilt in the National Invitational Tournament.
The Flyers capped off their 24-11 season with their last game being the first time they played in overtime all season.
Kobe Elvis led the team with a career-high of 20 points, five assists and three rebounds. Following behind Elvis in scoring was DaRon Holmes ll with 17 points and Toumani Camara with 11.
Dayton shot 46% from the field while Vandy shot 36% in scoring percentage. Both teams had scoring runs of 10 points or more and both had droughts lasting at least four minutes.
With 1:08s left in the second half, Camara’s layup put Dayton in the lead 63-61. Vanderbilt then snatched a layup and tied the score when Holmes’ block sent it into overtime at the end of the game.
With only 12 seconds remaining in OT, the Flyers had the ball when Elvis attempted a layup that was blocked in the final seconds.
The boys fought hard this season and the Dayton community is already excited for what is next in store for them.
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