Dayton’s Laura Cannatelli, center, practices at UD Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Cannatelli stars as Dayton extends win streak to nine

It’s longest winning streak since 2013-14

Here are five things to know about the game:

1. Win streak: Dayton (15-7, 9-1) has won nine games in a row. It’s the program’s longest streak since it won nine games in a row in February 2014. It won 10 games in a row earlier that season. The school-record streak of 18 games was set in 1980.

Dayton has won six games by double figures in the streak.

2. First place: Dayton leads Saint Louis (18-5, 8-2) by a game in the Atlantic 10. George Washington, La Salle and St. Joseph’s are all two games back at 7-3. Dayton has beaten Saint Louis, George Washington and St. Joseph’s. It lost to La Salle in December.

3. 3-point record: Cannatelli tied a record owned by four players, including Christy Macioce, who made seven 3-pointers last season against Massachusetts. Cannatelli made 5 of 5 3-pointers in the first half and 2 of 6 in the second half. She scored a career-high 27 points.

“We had a lot of ups and downs,” Cannatelli said in a UD video posted to, “but when it counted in the fourth quarter, we came together as a team and finished strong. I was feeling good in walkthrough this morning, so I had a lot of confidence in myself and just let it fly.”

4. Rebounds record: Senior Saicha Grant-Allen had 15 points and 11 rebounds. By grabbing five offensive rebounds, she became UD’s all-time leader in that category. She passed Cyndi Stull (1999-04), who had 263. Grant-Allen has 264.

5. Next game: The Flyers play at Virginia Commonwealth (13-10, 6-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday. VCU is tied for sixth place with Fordham.

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