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Aldridge Scores 32, Wildcats Hit 20 3-Pointers in 91-62 Win Over Saint Joseph’s

by | Feb 6, 2018 | Sports

Senior Peyton Aldridge scored 29 points in the first half of the game, and outscored the entire St. Joseph’s team (29-29) as the teams went to locker room at the half.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Peyton Aldridge scored 29 of his game-high 32 points in the first half and Davidson drilled 20 3-pointers as the Wildcats defeated Saint Joseph’s, 91-62, Tuesday evening in Atlantic 10 action inside John M. Belk Arena.

Davidson freshman Kellan Grady lived up to his rookie of the week award, scoring 15 points in game against St. Joseph’s.

Aldridge, who outscored the Hawks in the opening period, finished 13-of-22 from the floor, hit 5 treys and grabbed 9 rebounds.

Kellan Grady joined the preseason all-conference selection in double figures with 15, while KiShawn Pritchett added 12 points to go along with 9 assists and no turnovers.

Davidson (13-9, 8-3 A-10), which shot 60.6 percent in the first 20 minutes, raced out to a 17-6 advantage highlighted by 12 points from Aldridge. The Wildcats hit 11 3-pointers in the half before going to the break up 51-28 on an Aldridge 19-foot jumper at the buzzer.

In addition to handing out 27 assists on 34 made field goals, Davidson shot 54.8 percent overall, including a 51.3 percent (20-39) clip from long range.

The refs signaled no fewer than 20 successful 3-point shots by the
‘Cats in their win over St. Joseph’s.

The Wildcats pushed the advantage to as many 31 with under two minutes remaining.

Shavar Newkirk scored 16 points to pace Saint Joseph’s (9-14, 4-7 A-10), which hit 10 3-pointers of its own, but shot 42.3 percent.

Tonight’s 3-point performance by the ‘Cats, marks the second time this year with at least 20 makes, as they hit a school-record 26 in their season opener with Charleston Southern.

Up Next

Davidson will travel to No. 18 Rhode Island for a nationally-televised (ESPN2) contest Friday at 7 p.m. 

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