Women’s Basketball: UD cruises past Minutewomen for tenth straight win

By: Chris Bendel – Asst. Sports Editor

The University of Dayton women’s basketball team won its tenth straight game with an 81-67 decision against the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Amherst, Mass.

UMass (3-17, 0-6) entered the contest seeking its first conference win of the season but found no luck as the Flyers (12-4, 5-0) led the entire game , remaining undefeated in conference play. UD also extended its Atlantic 10 winning streak to 23 games, one of the longest in the country.

Freshman guard Celeste Edwards scored a team-high 17 points and led a Dayton bench that accounted for 63 percent of UD’s total offensive output. Dayton’s bench outscored the Minutemen 51-34.

Freshman forward Andrijana Cvitkovic scored 14 points for the Flyers and also went an impressive 10-10 from the free throw stripe. Sophomore guard Amber Deane added 12 points.

The Flyers will again take to the road in a conference showdown against St. Joseph’s University on Sunday, Jan. 24, in Philadelphia, Pa. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. and it will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

Students living in university housing and using UD’s cable package can tune to channel 323 for the pivotal conference matchup.