PHILADELPHIA – Andrea Hoover scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 11 Dayton breezed to a 74-49 victory over George Washington on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.
The top-seeded Flyers (27-1), who were unbeaten in conference play this season, shot 60 percent (18 of 30) in the first half for a 43-21 lead over the Colonials (14-16), who defeated Richmond in the opening round.
Hoover scored 11 points in the first half and Samantha MacKay had 10 of her 12 points for the Flyers, who beat George Washington 80-52 in their only regular-season meeting. Dayton took control with a 12-0 run that gave the Flyers a 23-11 lead 10:25 before halftime.
Kelley Austria scored 13 points for the Flyers and sank 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and Jodie Cornelie blocked five shots.
Tara Booker scored 12 points and Shi-Heria Shipp 11 for George Washington.