Women’s Basketball 5-0 In Conference Play
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DAVIDSON, N.C. — Junior Katie Turner buried a pair of clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter and Davidson held off George Washington to pick up its season-best fifth consecutive win with a 62-55 decision Saturday afternoon in Atlantic 10 play inside John M. Belk Arena. For the first time since joining the A-10, the Wildcats are 5-0 in league play and moved to 12-6 on the season.
Clinging to a three-point lead (52-49) at the 3:25 mark in the final quarter after the Colonials used a 13-2 run to erase a 14-point deficit, Turner stepped up for the ‘Cats. She drilled back-to-back treys at the 3:08 and 1:22 marks, helping push the lead out to 58-49.
Turner then swished home two free throws with 39 seconds left for a 60-53 lead, and two more freebies from Cassidy Gould helped the Wildcats secure the win.
Turner led four ‘Cats in double figures with 14 points (11 in the second half), nailing all four field goals from behind the arc. Suzi-Rose Deegan followed with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Adelaide Fuller and Chloe Welch had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sarah Konstans hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds.
GW (7-10, 1-3 A-10) put three scorers in double digits, led by Alexandra Maund’s 17 points. Kayla Mokwuah came off the bench for 14 points and eight rebounds, while Sydney Zambrotta had 11 points.
The Wildcats’ stifling defense held the Colonials to 32.1 percent shooting, including 5-of-24 in the first half and 6-for-18 in the last quarter, while hitting just 1-of-19 three-pointers.
Behind Deegan’s eight points, Davidson opened the game doubling up GW 12-6 after the first quarter.
Up 18-11 in the second quarter, the ‘Cats got hot to close the quarter by hitting 4-of-6 field goals and using an 11-4 run to go up 29-15 at the half. Turner and Deegan hit back-to-back triples to help start the spurt.
Behind Turner’s four three-pointers, the Wildcats finished with nine overall, while going 15-of-18 at the charity stripe to off-set a 19-for-52 performance from the floor (36.5 percent). The ‘Cats held a 39-33 edge in rebounding.
Davidson will enjoy an eight-day break as part of its bye week before traveling to face Richmond next Sunday, Jan. 26.
Game Notes: This was the sixth meeting all-time between both team’s women’s basketball programs …. Davidson won its second straight in the series, moving to 2-4 vs. GW …. Deegan has now scored in double figures in 13 of the past 15 games … Turner moved a step closer to 1,000 career points, sitting at 925 … Davidson has held the opponent to under 35 percent shooting in seven games … … ‘Cats are 12-0 when leading with less than five minutes and 11-2 when leading at the break … Davidson has won its past three straight A-10 games at home, tying a program-best … the five-game A-10 winning streak is one off its program-best … it’s the longest winning streak overall since a six-game streak in 2012-13.
News of Davidson Sports NOTE: You aren’t seeing things in our photos – there was a lot of ORANGE in Belk Arena at this game. Fans were asked to wear orange, and the ‘Cats wore orange shirts during warm up in order to bring attention to the fight against Leukemia & Lymphoma. Davidson’s own Andrea Robinson continues her battle with Leukemia after being diagnosed with the disease during the 2017-2018 season.