Flyers use strong D to beat Lobos

ANAHEIM, California – Seniors Charles Cooke, Scoochie Smith and Kyle Davis each scored 12 points as the Dayton Flyers used a strong defensive effort to beat the New Mexico Lobos, 64-57, in the fifth place game of the Wooden Legacy.

Xeyrius Williams added nine points and Ryan Mikesell scored seven as the Flyers won their second straight and improved to 4-2 on the season.


  • UD scored eight straight points in the last 45 seconds to beat the Lobos. The Flyers trailed once all day. Tim Williams scored on a layup with 1:08 left to give the Lobos a one-point lead. Charles Cooke hit two free throws on Dayton’s next possession.
  • Two turnovers by New Mexico in the final seconds led to baskets by the UD. Davis punctuated the victory with a dunk at the end.


  • The Flyers are 35-1 when limiting opponents to 60 points or less in the last five seasons.
  • Dayton forced 16 New Mexico turnovers and limited the Lobos to only four second chance points.
  • The Flyers have won 12 of their last 14 when Kyle Davis scores in double figures.
  • Davis and Cooke each had three steals as Dayton finished with seven as a team. The seven steals tied a season high.
  • Cooke and Smith both have scored in double figures in every game this season.
  • In the three games at the Wooden Legacy, Davis averaged 11.0 points per game while shooting 12 of 20 (.600) from the floor.
  • In six exempt tournaments, Archie Miller’s teams are 13-5.


  • Dayton returns home for a three-game home stand by hosting the Winthrop Eagles on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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