DAYTON — The Dayton Flyers got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon defeating the Richmond Spiders, 86-60, at the UD Arena.
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Koby Brea led four UD players in double figures with 18 points, including six of seven from three-point range. DaRon Holmes II added 17 points and 9 rebounds. Toumani Camara scored 16 while Mustapha Amzil had 10 points.
Malachi Smith and Kobe Elvis were each inserted back into the starting lineup. Smith had 13 assists while Elvis scored eight points.
Dayton made 34 of 60 shots, just under 57% from the field. The Flyers made their last 11 shots of the first half.
They shot 63% in the second half and UD had 25 assists as a team.
The Flyers improved to 14-8 overall, 6-3 in the Atlantic 10.
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Richmond led 10-9 with 11:14 to play. Mustapha Amzil scored to put ahead for good, 12-11. Mike Sharavjamts buried a three-pointer to increase it to 16-12 with 8:15 left in the first half.
Brea knocked down a three and Amzil made back-to-back baskets to expand the advantage to 23-12 forcing the Spiders to take a timeout with 5:51 to go until halftime.
UD continued to take it to the Spiders as Brea made two more treys and R.J. added one shot from beyond the arc to increase it to 39-21 with 1:48 left in the half. The Flyers pushed the advantage to 43-23 at halftime.
Dayton stretched the lead to as much as 36 points in the second half, 73-37, at the 9:40 mark.
Smith’s 13 assists were two short UD’s singe-game record held by Negele Knight in 1990 against Xavier. UD outrebounded the Spiders, 33-26. Brea’s second three-pointer of the game was his 100th of his college career.
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Dayton is back in action Tuesday night when they host Loyola Chicago at the UD Arena.
It’s a late night tip-off. Game starts at 9 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on WHIO Radio. It will also be carried online here at WHIO.com.
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