PHILADELPHIA — The University of Dayton women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat La Salle 58-49 Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena.
The Flyers outscored La Salle 36-16 in the second half to pull out the Atlantic 10 victory and improve to 17-6 overall, 9-2 in conference play. The Explorers dropped to 12-14, 6-5.
Freshman Andrea Hoover tied her career high with 22 points and pulled down a career-high nine rebounds to pace UD. Senior Justine Raterman had 20 points and equaled her career high with three blocked shots. Junior Olivia Applewhite contributed nine points and Elle Queen grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.
La Salle held its biggest lead of the night at the half, 33-22.
Hoover and Raterman combined for 18 points in the first eight minutes of the second half.