Category: Flyers

Playing against its second top-25 ranked team of the season, Illinois State led for the majority of the game over No. 25 Dayton and shot 50 percent from the field on its way to an 81-75 win for the Redbirds (5-4) over the nationally-ranked Flyers (7-2) Saturday night on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena. The victory was the first for the Redbirds over a nationally-ranked opponent since Feb. 9, 2013, when ISU defeated No. 16 Creighton 75-72, and was the first win over a ranked opponent inside Redbird Arena. Daishon Knight led four Redbird players in double figures with 20 points, just one point shy of his career high, and added six rebounds and four assists in the victory for ISU. Bobby Hunter added 16 points, Zach Lofton chipped in 13 points and Reggie Lynch added 10 points and six rebounds for the Redbirds. Dayton attempted to trim the lead, but Illinois State held on for the 81-75 win over the Flyers. Illinois State will return to action Monday, Dec. 16, at Oakland for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

-Bob

Dayton defeated #25 ranked Bradley University at McClallen Park on Morton Community night, as the veteran Flyers used a pair of goals midway through the second half to pull away for a 3-1 exhibition road win. Evan McCreary scored the game’s first goal in the 17th minute, then tacked on the capper in the 67th minute to lead the Dayton effort. Greg Enstone earned the game-winning tally by finishing off his run through the box to push Dayton ahead, 2-1, in the 59th minute. The Braves bounced back from McCreary’s first goal by netting the equalizer just 59 seconds later when Wojciech Wojcik scored in traffic off a feed from Tapiwa Machingauta in the 18th minute. The Flyers finished the night with a 14-12 advantage in shots and limited the Braves to just three shots on goal. Click here to view photo’s to purchase.

-Bob

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