This was a festive pink-socking to hang over the fireplace. Five Flyers scored in double digits as the Gem City Cagers demolished Central Michigan, 84-58. Dayton led from start to finish, improving their record to 8-2 on the season. Dayton outrebounded, outshot and outclassed the Chippewas from the tip, a dominating performance from a team reeling after last week’s loss to Illinois State.
After coming to grips with the limitation that is Matt Kavanaugh, Archie Miller FINALLY placed Jalen Robinson in the starting lineup. After dealing with a definecy in rebounding and general toughness from the center spot, Kid Yuma made the move most of us were clamoring for.
[quote_box_center]Robinson took senior center Matt Kavanaugh’s spot in the starting lineup. Kavanaugh started the first nine games and averaged 12.9 minutes per game. He played only the last two minutes of Saturday’s game.
“Nothing against Matt, but it has everything to do with our team trying to get as much productivity as we can,” Miller said. “Rebounding the ball has been a deficiency at that spot. If Devon Scott plays well and he rebounds, he plays. If Matt plays well and he rebounds, he plays. We’re looking for guys to get consistent in that area.”
The sophomore responded well, finishing the game with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Two minutes for Kav? I can get used to that. Gone are the days when the starting center position is granted to those on a “just because” basis. God bless you, Archie.
Devin Oliver pitched in with a prototypical performance, scoring 15 on the night to go along with 9 boards. Dyshawn Pierre poured in 15 as well, shooting 5-of-6 from the floor. The Big Frog, remember him, even got in on the act, playing a solid eight minutes.
The Flyers turn their attention towards a decent Iona Gael team, coming to the Sweater Centre™ this Thursday night.