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UD Women Edged by George Washington 62-61

DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton women's basketball team fell 62-61 to George Washington Sunday at UD Arena. With the loss, the Flyers drop to 8-6 overall and 1-2 in Atlantic 10 play while the Colonials improve to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the league.

GAME BREAKDOWN
1Q: The Flyers led 20-14 after the first 10 minutes of action. Dayton started the first quarter knocking down six-of-six attempts from the field. UD then missed six of its seven attempts in the final five minutes.
2Q: GW got within 20-19 early in the second quarter. Saicha Grant-Allen's layup with 7:32 remaining ended a 5:33 scoring drought for the Flyers. UD went on a 16-7 run to close out the quarter and led 38-26 at the half.
3Q: The Colonials scored with one second left in the third quarter to take a 49-48 lead, GW's first lead since making the first basket of the game.
4Q: UD's JaVonna Layfield made two free throws to tie the game, 59-59 with 1:34 left in regulation. Jonquel Jones made a three-pointer on GW's next possession to put the Colonials back up 62-59. Layfield made a layup at the 1:02 mark to get UD within 62-61. The Flyers missed five shots in the final 13 seconds and GW escaped with the 62-61 conference win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Junior Celeste Edwards played in her first game since Jan. 7, 2015. She led the Flyers with 14 points.
Also in double-figures scoring was sophomore Jenna Burdette with 12 points and junior Saicha Grant-Allen with 10 points. She also had a team-high nine rebounds.
Junior Andrijana Cvitkovic and sophomore JaVonna Layfield added nine points each.

KEY STATS
GW out-rebounded the Flyers, 52-41.
Dayton held the Colonials to just one three-point field goal made in the first half.
Jonquel Jones led GW with a double-double of game highs in points with 23 and in rebounds with 15. Caira Washington added 17 points for the Colonials.

UP NEXT
Dayton hosts VCU this Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. The game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

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