Bearcats Battle I-75 Rival Dayton On Wednesday

Nov. 15, 2011

Cincinnati Game Notes

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team will renew its rivalry when it hosts Dayton on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio with Tom Gelehrter on play-by-play and Betsy Ross with commentary. It will be available on Time Warner channel 309 and the HD channel 1309. Live audio is also available on

Fans are encouraged to dress like Jimmy Buffett for an opportunity to win prizes during in-game contests. Any fan who wears a Jimmy Buffett outfit will receive a $1 ticket to the game. It is also dollar concessions night, in which all hot dogs, small popcorn, peanuts, bottled water and small sodas can be purchased for $1. Senior citizens attending the game in groups of 10 or more get $1 admission.

 ‘Bearcat Battle of the Cans’ is back and will be present in the outer concourse of Fifth Third Arena. Fans are encouraged to bring cans to donate to the VLT Academy, which serves more than 400 families in Cincinnati. After collecting nearly 1,900 cans last year, CPAWS (Committee to Promote Athlete Welfare and Success) is hopes to increase this year’s total between Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Cincinnati-Dayton Series
In the Bearcats’ second-oldest rivalry dating back to 1972, Dayton has the 24-23 all-time series advantage and has won the last three contests between the two Ohio schools. Dayton defeated UC, 70-59, on Dec. 2, 2010 to hand UC its first loss of the season in head coach Jamelle Elliott’s first meeting with the Flyers. Kayla Cook led the Bearcats with 15 points and was joined in double figures by graduated senior Shareese Ulis (14) and Bjonee Reaves (10).  Cincinnati’s last victory against UD was on Nov. 16, 2006 at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats are 13-6 at home against the Flyers.

Last Time Out
The Bearcats won its season opener, 74-42, against IPFW on Friday, Nov. 11. Senior Chanel Chisholm recorded her first career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds and led three other double-digit scorers in Dayeesha Hollins (17), Alyesha Lovett (14) and Kayla Cook (10). In Hollins’ UC debut, she shot 8-of-12 from the field and dished out a team-high tying four assists and three steals. Cincinnati’s 32-point win was its largest margin of victory since Jamelle Elliott’s head coaching debut on Nov. 15, 2009 when the Bearcats beat Furman, 85-46. IPFW’s 42 points were the fewest allowed by an opponent since Nov. 14, 2010 when UC held North Florida to the same amount.

Scouting the Flyers
Dayton is 1-1 after losing to Toledo, 61-51, on Sunday, Nov. 13. Justine Raterman and Patrice Lalor were the only two players to score in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Lalor is the Flyers leading scorer with 12.5 ppg, while Wooden Watch candidate Justine Raterman is averaging a double-double with 10.0 ppg and a team-high 10.5 rpg.