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Second Half Comeback Earns Wildcats First A-10 Victory

by | Jan 7, 2018 | Sports

The Wildcats and the Rhode Island Rams laced up with gold laces in support of Go4theGoal.org. The organization’s goal is to cure pediatric cancer.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Freshman Katie Turner tied a season-high with six three-pointers on her way to 21 points to lead Davidson to its first Atlantic 10 victory with a 77-67 win at home Sunday afternoon against Rhode Island in women’s basketball inside John M. Belk Arena.
 

Katie Turner (1), a 5’8″ freshman, maneuvers around the Rams 6’5″ sophomore Nicole Jorgensen. Turner scored 21 points in the Wildcat’s 77-67 victory.

Turner went 6-for-7 from behind the arc and reached the 20-point for the second time this year. Davidson (6-10, 1-2 A-10), which halted a three-game skid and a four-game league losing streak, went a season-best 9-of-16 overall on three-pointers.
 
The Wildcats shook off a slow first quarter, which saw them fall behind by 10 points and 20-11 at the end of the quarter, to outscore URI 47-28 between the second and third quarters. They scored a season-high 25 points in the third quarter alone.
 
For the second time this year, the ‘Cats put four scorers in double digits. Following Turner’s 21 points, Mackenzie Latt netted 19 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds for her fourth double-double this year and the 23rd of her career.
 
Justine Lyon kept her double-figure scoring streak alive with 10 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists, while Kianna Speight came off the bench to net 10 as well for her fourth game in a row in the double figure column. Lyon has a career-best 13-game streak.

Junior Justine Lyon (5) outpaces the Rams in bringing the ball down the court during the second half of the conference matchup against Rhode Island.

Rhode Island (2-14, 0-3 A-10) had two score in double figures, paced by Nicole Jorgensen’s 25 points. Miaia Moffitt had 10 points.

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