Austria scores 17 to lead Dayton to seventh straight victory

Kelley Austria finished with a game-high 19 points, five rebounds and three steals in Dayton's win over George Washington on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at UD Arena. Erik Schelkun/Contributed photo
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Kelley Austria finished with a game-high 19 points, five rebounds and three steals in Dayton's win over George Washington on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at UD Arena. Erik Schelkun/Contributed photo

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Flyers are all alone in first place after win at George Mason

Kelley Austria scored 17 points, and the Dayton Flyers won their seventh straight game, beating George Mason 60-48 in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday.

Dayton (13-7, 7-1) has won 10 of its last 11 games. It took over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference by a half game over George Washington (13-6, 6-1). George Mason (11-11, 4-5) is in eighth place.

Austria scored 10 points in the first quarter. Dayton led 16-14 after one quarter, 31-24 at halftime and 40-35 after three quarters.

Jenna Burdette scored 10 points. Saicha Grant-Allen and Alex Harris each had 11 rebounds.

Dayton plays host to last-place Rhode Island (4-15, 0-7) at 2 p.m. Saturday. It will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with a clinic before the game.