Ryan Mikesell was the last commit in the 2015 class for Archie Miller but it didn't take long for him to make his mark. The freshman guard scored 21 points shooting 7-for-9 from the field, including 5-for-7 from beyond the arc, and added eight rebounds and four assists, as the Flyers cruised to a 84-53 win.
The Flyers started the game on an 11-0 run and stretched the lead to a 46-16 advantage at halftime in front of a near capacity crowd of 13,216. Sophomore guard Darrell Davis contributed 15 points and juniors Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard each chipped in eight points for the Flyers.
The Redhawks were simply outmatched from the tip and couldn't keep up with the depth of the Flyers despite a 12-point effort from Marcus Wallace.
The main question for the Flyers was who was going to replace the production of Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre but the Flyers may of found their answer in Mikesell.
The Flyers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at 1 p.m., Tuesday during the ESPN 24-Hour Marathon. Dayton will try to extend its home winning streak to 24 games.