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BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES FOR WOMEN
Kentucky vs DAYTON
WEDNESDAY 11/23/2022
GRAND BALLROOM BAHA MAR – NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Kentucky 70, Dayton 44 – FINALS

Team records and series notes

  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program enters its 49th season with a 887-570 (0.609) all-time record.
    • The Wildcats are now 5-1 over the season and 1-1 in the Bahamas.
    • The flyers are now 0-6 on the season and 0-2 in the Bahamas.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the Wildcats head coach a 42-22 overrecord everything.
  • Kentucky remains the all-time hits leader with Dayton, 14-4, in a streak that began in 1975.
    • The Wildcats won six of the last eight meetings.
    • The Wildcats have two of the last three meetings.
  • Kentucky 10 days no game. For the next game, UNC Greensboro will host it on December 4th at 1pm ET at the Memorial Coliseum for Trivia Night and National Sock Day.
    • The Wildcats will depart from the Bahamas on Friday, November 25th. The Cats enjoy a day off on the island for Thanksgiving.

team notes

  • Kentucky used Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, Blair Green and Adebola Adeyeye for the starting combo second game in a row this season. UK is 1:1 with this starting combination.
    • DayTon won the opening pick.
    • Robyn Benton became the first Kentucky player to score in the second game of the season.
    • Aye Petty was the first substitute off the bench for Kentucky for the second straight game.
  • Dayton won the opening tip and scored first, then Kentucky responded with a 6-0 run.
    • Robyn Benton went 3-of-3 through the media timeout at 4:44.
      • She was in charge for six of Kentucky’s first nine points.
    • The Wildcats kept the Flyers more than scoreless four minutes to mid-first quarter.
    • Dayton then went on a 7-3 run to dive under the one minute mark.
    • Kentucky ended the first quarter on a 5-0 run that included a last-second 3-point winuh from Benton.
    • The Wildcats led the Flyers 17-12 by the end of the first quarter.
  • Ajae Petty had a theft and Score to open the second quarter.
    • Dayton responded with a 3 pointer.
    • Both teams remained goalless for the next three minutes.
    • Kentucky then went on a 7-0 run, with Maddie Scherr cwith the last five of those points at 2-of-2 from the line and a 3-pointer.
    • Both teams remained goalless for the next minute, then Dayton crowned the goal scored Drought with only his second field goal of the second quarter at 2:46.
    • Again Benton crowned the second quarter with a 3-pointer.
    • Kentucky led Dayton, 29-17, at halftime.
      • The Wildcats held the Flyers to five points in the second quarter, the fewest scored by an opponent in a quarter so far this season.
  • Kentucky went to a 7-2 run early in the third quarter that included a 3-pointer from Blair Green.
    • It was back and forth until the sixth minute when Dayton scored went on a 4-0 run at the line.
    • Eniya Russell ended the run with a layup. then the two teams went back and forth for the next two minutes.
    • Kentucky capped the tit-for-tat with a 5-0 run with help from Ajae Petty and-one and a layup from Amiya Jenkins.
    • Dayton responded with a three-point game to himself under the one-minute mark.
    • Kentucky led 49-32 against Dayton at the end of the third quarter.
  • The Wildcats started the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run thanks to goals from three different players.
    • Dayton went to the line for two, then Kentucky had another quick 5-0 run after a layup from Petty and a 3-pointer from Walker.
    • After a free throw, the Flyers had back-to-back layups.
    • From then on, the game went back and forth, with the newcomers busy Much of the work was in the closing minutes as Cassidy Rowe had a couple of free throws, Saniah Tyler had a 3-pointer and Zennia Thomas made a jump through contact.
    • Kentucky defeated Dayton, 70-44.
  • Kentucky led to meet his opponent in all four quarters for the first time this season.
  • The Wildcats forced the Flyers to make 29 turnoverswhile the cats scored 28 points from these errors.
    • It was the fourth time this season that opponents from Great Britain have committed at least 25 turnovers.
  • Kentucky had 28 bank points, their second most of the season.
  • The Wildcats knocked down six 3-pointers, the second time this season the Cats have made at least five 3-pointers.
  • Kentucky held Dayton the least with 44 points Number of points held by an opponent throughout the season.
    • It was the third time this season UK kept an opponent below 50 points.

player notes

  • Three players arrived double digits for the fifth game this season.
  • Graduate Guard Robyn Benton led the team in scoring by 15 points to 6-of-10 from field and 2-of-5 from arch.
    • She had 12 points in the first half.
      • She capped both the first and second quarters with a 3-pointer.
    • She led Kentucky as a goalscorer for the first time this season.
    • She’s hit double digits in all six games this season and on 45 occasions in her career.
    • She added two rebounds, two steals and an assist.
  • Junior forward Aye Petty had a career-high 12 points on 5 of 9 from the field.
    • She has hit double digits in two straight games and three times in her career.
    • She added six rebounds and had a career-high two steals.
      • It was the second time this season she has had two steal.
  • second grader guard Jada Walker had 11 points on 5 of 9 from the field and 1 of 2 from the arc.
    • She added there steals.
      • She had at least three steals in five of six games this season.
    • she has scored in double digits in five of six games this season and 22 times in her career.
  • Junior guard Maddie Scherr had a career-high 11 assists and a career-high eight rebounds.
    • She added four steals and a season high scored five points, including a 3-pointer.

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