Davidson Women’s Basketball Cruises to Home Win vs. Newberry
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Five players scored in double figures led by Suzi-Rose Deegan’s 17 points and Davidson won its third straight game with a 75-46 home win vs. Newberry College Thursday evening inside John M. Belk Arena.
The Wildcats ran their record to 7-3 on the season and remained perfect at home with a 3-0 mark.
Davidson took control by using a pair of 12-4 runs in the first and second quarters, respectively, to erase a 7-6 deficit to start the game and doubled up Newberry 30-15 with 3:55 left before halftime.
The Wildcats went into the break up 34-18 and led by as many as 29 points (73-44) in the final two quarters.
Deegan had her team-leading seventh double-digit scoring game by hitting 6-of-11 shots with a couple threes and a 3-for-3 performance at the line. The freshman also hauled in a game-high eight rebounds.Chloe Welch
Joining her in double-digits was Ally Welling with 12 points, 10 in the first half, to go with seven rebounds, and Chloe Welch, Cameron Tabor and Adelaide Fuller were tied with 10 points each. Cassidy Gould dished out five assists for the third time this year.
Newberry (4-4) was paced by Kelsey McDermott’s 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The Wolves were held to 30.9 percent shooting (17-of-55) overall and went just 5-for-19 from the three-line and 7-for-19 at the charity stripe.
Davidson ended the night shooting 44.4 percent and hit 13-of-15 at the free-throw line. It also had its sixth 40-rebound effort with a game-high 44 boards and scored 36 points in the paint.
The ‘Cats will next travel to New York, N.Y., to play at Columbia this coming Monday, Dec. 9, before taking a break for final exams.
GAME NOTES: This was the fourth meeting all-time between both team’s women’s basketball programs … Davidson won its second straight in the series to improve its record to 3-1 vs. the Panthers … the Wildcats’ got another 40-point effort from its bench, their third game with that much or more … the 3-0 start at home matches the best start since 2012-13 … Davidson has hit for 70 or more points in a game six times … Davidson has had at least three double-figure scorers in seven of the 10 games this season.