The team that next beats the Flyers at UD Arena will need a horseshoe, a four-leaf clover and some Harry Potter magic. No matter the obstacles and the circumstances, Dayton refuses to lose at home. Three hundred and 88 days have passed since they have.
Kendall Pollard after his crazy shot with 1:14 left. David Jablonski/Staff
Matthew Schwade, who covers UD for FlyerHoops.net, brought his 5-year-old son to the game Thursday, and his son left with a piece of the St. Joseph’s Hawk mascot. Schwade posted a photo to Twitter of a Hawk feather his son found on the ground.
The Hawk is either falling apart or shedding like my dog Fergus. Do Hawks shed? Do fake Hawks shed? I don’t know.
What I do know is the Flyers finally plucked the Hawks — the players, not the mascot, or maybe both — last night after losing three games to them last season. A 68-64 victory (photos here) keeps the Flyers in first place in the A-10 and on track to complete a perfect season at home.
Here are five things to take from the game:
1. Twentieth victory was one of the toughest.
From my game story: