... the women lose at home to Dayton, 74-56. The game was closer than the score indicates, but the Flyers simply had too much height and depth for the undermanned Colonials, who once again had just six players, with recent injuries to Kristin Aldridge, Shi-Heria Shipp and Chelisa Painter to go with the hand injury to center Sara Mostafa and freshman Bria Bourgeois' injured thumb.
GW never led in this one, although the ladies did pull to with three points at 20-17 and then 22-26 before Dayton went on a 20-2 tear spanning the end of the first half and the first six minutes of the last. Dayton started the game bombing successfully from behind the arc, and when GW got around to defending the outside, the well-coached Flyers moved the ball well and got it down low to their bigs. it was all too easy.
Credit the Flyers' surprisingly good defense, though. They shut out Tara Booker in the first half, allowing her few touches, and forced Danni Jackson into near-impossible shots. Booker did come alive after halftime, finishing with 13 points, while Megan Nipe and Tiana Myers each had 12 and Chakecia Miller added 10. GW managed to pull within 10 at 60-50, but that was as close as they could get.
For the game, GW shot just 31 percent to Dayton's 44, and the Flyers outrebounded the Colonials by 46-34.