Women’s basketball head into 2022 with win over Wright State

Sophomore Makria Cook, right, lead the Flyers in scoring with 29 points. Photo from Dec. 8, courtesy of Keegan Gupta, Flyer News.

Taylor Robertson Sports Editor

University of Dayton Women’s Basketball team defeated crosstown rival Wright State 75-65 Friday afternoon at UD arena.

The Flyers started off strong in the first half holding a 10-point lead by the end of the second quarter. With six minutes left in the last period, Wright State junior Jada Roberson picked up a rebound and was good for a layup closing the gap to 61-60.

Flyers head coach Shauna Green said that during the crucial timeout in the final quarter after the Raiders had closed in on them, it was up to the UD players to decide what play to make next.

“I told them to talk,” Green said. “They hear me all the time and know what I expect. They stepped up and kind of had their own timeout. That’s what I love about this team, they have been here for so long they know exactly what the expectation is.”

Sophomore Makira Cook lead the team in scoring with a total of 29 points and five assists. Cook continues to prove her confidence on the court each game. Sophomore center Tenin Magassa lead the team with 11 rebounds.

In the post-game conference, Cook said during the game she was not focusing on her shooting percentage.

“I was thinking about the game a lot and wasn’t even noticing the points, but it was a good shooting day.”

Up next for the Flyers is a home matchup against St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.

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