The Dayton Flyers defeated the Delaware State Hornets 56-46 at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The Flyers improved to 7-1, and the Hornets fell to 2-6.
In Dayton’s first game since its impressive showing at the Maui Invitational, the Flyers shot an uncharacteristic two of fourteen from the three, and 51.9% from the free throw line. In contrast, Delaware State made seven of fifteen from three-point range, and hit all nine of their free throws. However, the Hornet’s 13 turnovers and poor ball movement (only eight assists) hindered their ability to take advantage of the off night for Dayton. In the end, Dayton won, and will move on to their next opponent on December 7th after a ton of free throw practice.
Senior center Matt Kavanaugh led the way for the Flyers with 11 points and surprisingly no rebounds. Senior guard Vee Sanford scored 10 points along with 4 assists. Sharpshooter Jordan Sibert hit two of three from beyond the arc and finished with eight points. Sophomore forward Jalen Robinson scored eights points on a perfect shooting night (3 of 3 FG, and 2 of 2 FT). Senior forward Devin Oliver rounded out Dayton’s top performers grabbing eight boards along with scoring three points.
The Hornets were led by senior guard Casey Walker and junior forward Tyshawn Bell. Bell scored 14 points before fouling out, and Walker scored 14 along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Another top performer for the Hornets was senior guard Kendal Williams who had seven boards, four dimes, and six points.
Dayton is back in action on December 7th at Illinois State (3-4). Delaware State suits it up at home on December 7th against the Coppin State Eagles (2-4).