Flyers start game on 18-0 run, cruise to another A10 road win over La Salle

Freshman center Tenin Magassa, who has been a menace on the defensive end with her high block totals, was the Flyers’ leading scorer in Sunday’s 95-66 win on the road against La Salle. Photo from Jan. 15, 2021, courtesy of Keegan Gupta, Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

An 18-0 run to start Sunday’s game was enough to keep Dayton well ahead of the La Salle Explorers, the Flyers cruising to a 95-66 win in Philadelphia for their ninth A10 win.

With 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks off the bench, freshman center Tenin Magassa was a stalwart for the Flyers, who got double-digit scoring from redshirt senior guards Jenna Giacone (17 points) and Erin Whalen (11), and freshman guard Makira Cook (16).

The Flyers 26-9 lead after the first quarter was cut slightly to 47-34 at halftime, but a 10-point advantage in the third put the game out of reach.

By shooting 52 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range, and dominating the boards (45-26), the Flyers cruised to a 29-point win to improve to 10-1 on the season, 9-0 in A10 play and 7-0 on the road.

The Flyers’ next game will be back at home Friday against Richmond at 5 p.m.

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