You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Flyers just not ‘sharp enough’ to beat GW

Dayton dropped an 81-80 overtime decision on the road to George Washington today but qualified for the Atlantic 10 tournament after St. Bonaventure was upset at home by Fordham.

The Flyers have the same league record as the Bonnies, who dropped a stunning 76-72 decision to the lowly Rams but have the head-to-head tiebreaker. Their seed and opponent will be determined later.

UD had a four-point lead and the ball with under a minute to go in the OT but had two straight turnovers. Isaiah Armwood’s put-back dunk with 2.4 seconds left gave GW a one-point lead.

Dyshawn Pierre got off 3-pointer from the corner but the buzzer went off a fraction before he let it go.

GW struck first in the overtime, but a Pierre hit a 3-pointer, and UD took a 77-75 lead on the freshman’s spinning floater in the lane with 1:31 to go.

Armwood was called for traveling, and UD took a timeout with 1:13 left.

Pierre scored on a drive for a four-point lead, and Lasan Kromah missed two foul shots with 50.1 left. But Pierre lost his dribble near midcourt, and Joe McDonald scooped it up raced to a layup with 40.3 to go.

After a Khari Price turnover against the press, Dwayne Smith scored and was fouled with 34.7 left. He missed the free throw. And Matt Derenbecker drove and got a blocking call with 7.7 seconds left.

He missed the first and made the second for a one-point lead. But after GW’s Kromah drove and missed a scoop, Armwood followed with a put-back dunk with 2.4 seconds left.

The Flyers had to go the length of the floor and completed a long pass to Pierre, but he couldn’t get the shot off in time.

The Flyers, who are 0-7 in games decided by three points or fewer this season, are 17-13 overall and finish 7-9 in the league. GW, 13-16 and 7-9, all but locks up a spot in the A-10 tourney because of its head-to-head win against UD.

Pierre had 21 points. Kevin Dillard had 20 points before fouling out with 4:31 to go in overtime and Vee Sanford added 18.

Josh Benson had 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting before fouling out with 2:27 to go in regulation.

The Flyers were bloodied on the boards, unofficially giving up 23 offensive rebounds.

It was reminiscent of the Xavier road game where they were out-rebounded by 18 and gave up 20 offensive boards.

They would have been blown out of the Smith Center, but GW, which was third in the league in rebound margin (plus-4.6) and 13th in foul shooting (66.2), made only 20-of-42 free throws.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Sports

Reds-Cardinals game postponed
Reds-Cardinals game postponed

The Reds-Cardinals game scheduled for 2:15 p.m. today in St. Louis has been postponed due to severe weather. The game will be rescheduled at a date and time yet to be determined. The teams meet at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The Cardinals won the series opener 7-5 on Friday night, handing the Reds their fourth straight loss.
Day 3 NFL Draft tracker for Cleveland Browns
Day 3 NFL Draft tracker for Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns took Florida State offensive tackle Roderick Johnson with their first of two picks in the fifth round Saturday, No. 160 overall. Johnson, at 6-foot-7, 298 pounds, was a two-time first-team All-ACC pick who started every game on the blind side since midway through the 2014 season, when he garnered Freshman All-American honors for...
WATCH: Bengals first-round pick gets shout out from rapper Snoop Dogg, his youth football coach
WATCH: Bengals first-round pick gets shout out from rapper Snoop Dogg, his youth football coach

Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick John Ross on Friday touched on his relationship with rapper Snoop Dogg, who was his youth football coach. Ross, a wide receiver taken ninth overall in Thursday’s first round, isn’t the first player to go from the Snoop Youth Football League to the NFL, but he said he’s the first player from Snoop&rsquo...
Bengals draft defensive end Willis in third round
Bengals draft defensive end Willis in third round

The Cincinnati Bengals continued their shopping spree for speed Friday night in the third round when they took Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis, whose 4.53 40-yard dash at the Combine was the fastest of any defensive lineman. The pick comes after their first-round selection of wide receiver John Ross, who broke the Combine record with a 4.22...
Cincinnati Bengals stay true to themselves with choice of Joe Mixon
Cincinnati Bengals stay true to themselves with choice of Joe Mixon

Apparently the Cincinnati Bengals are determined to prove they can win without being great on defense. (We already knew they don’t care about bad press, but more on that later.) With their second pick of the 2017 draft, they chose another dynamic offensive player while continuing to wait to address a defense in need of an athleticism upgrade...
More Stories