Women's Basketball Squares Off With Dayton On Wednesday
Jan. 20, 2014
Most Recent Meeting: #17/16 Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44
The Flyers hit five of their first eight attempts to race to a 10-2 advantage with 16:22 to play in the first. Niggeling, the conference's leader in three-point field goal percentage entering the contest, knocked down a trey to cut the deficit to 10-5.
After Dayton connected for a 17-0 run to pull ahead, 27-5 with 6:34 remaining, freshman guard Nola Henry keyed in from behind the arc and Watson converted a layup on back-to-back trips down the floor as UMass knocked the deficit down to 27-10 with 4:52 to play in the stanza. The Minutewomen added another 5-0 run two minutes later, with Montgomery hitting a trey and jumper in the span of 42 seconds to make it 34-15 with 1:41 remaining in the first. However, the Flyers answered with a 7-2 run of their own to close the half and reach the 41-17 score at the break.
The Minutewomen continued to battle in the final stanza, with Harris sparking an 8-0 run to make it 52-30 in favor of Dayton with 13:46 remaining. After Millie Niggeling hit a jumper in the paint, Harris fought her way to the basket and drew a foul, knocking down 1-of-2 free throws. On the ensuing trip down the floor, Harris drilled a three-pointer with 14:15 to play before Watson added one of the senior's three buckets 29 seconds later to complete the scoring rush. However, the Minutewomen were unable to drop the deficit further over the remainder of the second half before eventually falling, 83-44.
Scouting Dayton Women's Basketball
Andrea Hoover leads five Flyers averaging double-figures in points with 16.8 per game. Amber Deane follows closely behind at 15.6 in each contest as does Ally Malott (15.1) while Cassie Sant adds 13.5 and Kelley Austria provides 12.0 in each appearance.
Dayton's offense has supported it in the squad's current nine-game winning streak as the Flyers average 87.1 points per game against 76.6 given up in each contest. Dayton is also winning the battle of the boards, 45.3-to-38.1 while the squad has taken care of the ball, only turning it over 282 times while dishing out 289 assists.
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Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
As a sophomore in 2012-13, Mital hit 48 of her 151 tries from long distance (31.8 percent) after she finished 8-of-39 in the category as a freshman (20.5 percent).
She is also ninth all-time in three-point field goal attempts (278) and her made percentage (.327) puts her in 13th place in the record book for the category currently.
She Gets Buckets
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 150 of her 311 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.2 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).
Dialed In From Distance
Mital has improved her three-point conversion rate over each of her three seasons at UMass. She connected on 20.5 percent as a freshman (8-of-39) and was 48-for-151 as a sophomore (31.8 percent). Including her current junior year statistics, Mital is 91-of-278 on treys as a Minutewoman (32.7 percent).
Pierre-Louis Then Vs. Now
In comparison, during her sophomore season Pierre-Louis only produced 4.4 points per game while shooting 32-of-72 on field goal attempts (44.4 percent) and 19-of-28 on free throws (67.9 percent).
Lucky Number 17
Taking Care Of The Rock
She has led or tied for the team-high among Minutewomen in assists in eight contests this season and is averaging a team-high 3.1 per game, which is the 13th-most per game in the conference.
Timbilla is the only forward to earn a spot on the conference's top-15 for assist-to-turnover ratio and assists per game.
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