SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton girls traveled to Linden High School for a late afternoon game and came away with a 54-46 victory. The victory put the team back on the winning track and pushed its record to 7-1.
Junior guard Amanda Lau scored a game high 23 points including three three pointers. Sophomore guard Sayre Brandstatter added 19 points and all but one point came from three pointers as she made six three pointers and one free throw.
Other Jonathan Dayton players that scored included sophomore center Ebere Chukwuyem who added six points, Nicolette Angelo who added four points and Melanie Schickler who added two points.
Nyshaya Holmes and Lexis Rodriguez each scored 14 points for the Linden Tigers. Rodriguez scored ten of her points from the free throw line.
In the game, both teams made 13 field goals. Dayton made nine three pointers and just three free throws, while Linden made only one three pointer and 17 free throws.
Dayton led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter and at the end of the first half held a six point lead 28-22. They widened their led by four points in the third quarter and led 44-34.
Dayton (7-1) is 4-1 in the Union County Conference – Valley Division. The Bulldogs next game is a home game Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. Hillside High School.