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Ross scores 18 to power Dayton past Wisconsin-Milwaukee

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kendel Ross had 18 points and nine rebounds, leading five scorers in double figures, to help Dayton (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) cruise to an 86-52 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday night.

Justine Raterman and Brittany Wilson scored 11 points apiece and Elle Queen and Kayla Moses each had 10 for the Flyers (7-1).

Sami Tucker had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the Panthers (4-3).

Ross scored 11 points in the first 4 minutes, and Dayton used a 17-0 run to stretch its lead to 56-16 on Kari Daugherty's jumper with 35 seconds left in the first half.

Amanda Viehauser's jumper with 12:11 left in the second half pulled UWM to 61-31, but that was as close as the Panthers got.