Dayton beats UC Riverside 89-54

DAYTON, Ohio -- Amber Deane scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double on Saturday that helped Dayton easily handle Riverside 89-54.

The Flyers took an early lead in their season opener and never looked back, out-shooting the Highlanders (0-2) from the field 51.5 percent to 34.4 percent, out-rebounding them 43 to 35 and hitting 18 free throws to their nine.

Ally Mallot came off the bench to sink 20 points and three assists for the Flyers, Kelly Austria had 14 points and five rebounds, and Andrea Hoover added 11 points and five assists.

The Highlanders often missed defensive assignments and turned the ball over 20 times. Natasha Hadley had 13 points, Kiara Harewood had 12 and nine rebounds, and Brittany Cain added 10 points and three assists.