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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Women’s basketball dominates in exhibition against Daemen

Dyaisha Fair scores 20 points as UB coasts to a 98-43 victory over D-II opponent

Loren Christie (1), Kaelonn Wilson (35), Jazmine Young (3) and others look on as head coach Felisha Legette-Jack talks to her team during the Bulls' 85-49 victory over Mercyhurst Thursday.
Loren Christie (1), Kaelonn Wilson (35), Jazmine Young (3) and others look on as head coach Felisha Legette-Jack talks to her team during the Bulls' 85-49 victory over Mercyhurst Thursday.

Women’s basketball defeated the Daemen Wildcats, 98-43, in an exhibition contest at Alumni Arena Thursday night.

UB made quick work of its Division II opponent. The Bulls never trailed in the contest and found themselves up 34 points at halftime.

Junior guard Dyaisha Fair led all scorers with 20 points and also recorded eight assists and five rebounds for the Bulls. The 2021 preseason first-team All-MAC selection also added three steals while shooting 3-of-8 from the three-point arc.

Redshirt fifth-year senior forward Summer Hemphill looked like her former self with 17 points and eight rebounds while shooting 8-of-11 from the field. Hemphill was one of the most dominant post players in the MAC before multiple knee injuries sidelined her for over 14 months. She produced an encouraging showing against the Wildcats.

The Bulls shot a blistering 50% from the field and shot the same percentage from three. Freshman guard Georgia Woolley showcased her three-point prowess, as the Brisbane, Australia native connected on 4-of-6 three-point attempts en route to a 14-point performance.

UB collected 44 rebounds to Daemen’s 30. The Bulls wreaked havoc on defense, forcing 29 turnovers (including 18 steals) that led to 29 points.

Thursday’s exhibition against Daemen was a mild test, but it highlighted head coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s offensive and defensive philosophies this season.

UB will open the regular season against the Canisius Golden Griffins at Alumni Arena Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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