DAYTON, Ohio - The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team had its four game win streak snapped by Dayton, 64-59, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at UD Arena.
In a tight game throughout, the Hawks battled back to force extra time as junior Chelsea Woods knocked down a free throw to tie the game at 50-50 with five seconds to play.
Off a timeout, Saint Joseph's (7-12, 4-3 Atlantic 10) got a defensive stop on Dayton as junior Adashia Franklyn blocked the Flyers' game-winning attempt to lead to overtime.
In the extra frame, the Hawks held a slim 57-55 lead with just under two minutes to play. From there though, Dayton (12-7, 6-1 A-10) would score the next eight points to open a 63-57 lead.
With the game knotted at 57, Dayton's Jenna Burdette knocked down her team's only three-pointer of the game to put the host Flyers ahead 60-57 with 1:14 to play.
Saint Josephs' failed to convert on its next two possessions as Dayton went 3-of-4 from the line to push its lead to six.
The Hawks cut the lead to four twice in the final moments, but would get no closer as their win streak came to a halt.
For the game, Saint Joseph's finished 24-of-61 from the field (39.3 percent), 5-of-15 from behind the arc and 6-of-8 from the foul line.
Individually, Woods posted 14 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the year, while Franklyn added 14 points, four boards and a game-high two blocked shots. Sophomore Alyssa Monaghan and Sarah Veilleux also finished in double figures, scoring 11 points apiece.
At the other end, Dayton shot just 23-of-70 from the floor (32.9 percent) and 1-of-14 from three-point range (7.1 percent), but knocked down 17-of-24 from the foul line (70.8 percent). Burdette led four Flyers in double figures with a game-high 18 points.
Saint Joseph's returns to action on Wednesday at Rhode Island at 11 a.m.
Game Notes: SJU is now 13-16 all-time versus Dayton...The Hawks got 25 bench points to Dayton's two...Sophomore Kristalyn Baisden added five points and a rebound...Senior Amanda Fioravanti had four points, three rebounds and two assists...Classmate Mackenzie Rule added three assists...Senior Jaryn Garner had three assists and a rebound.