Women’s Basketball Falls to LaSalle
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Tied 45-45 with 5:45 to play, La Salle closed the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball matinee with a 10-1 spurt to get by Davidson, 55-46, Friday inside John M. Belk Arena.
Despite the setback, Sarah Konstans paced the ‘Cats, matching her season-high with 14 points, including three 3-pointers to go along with four rebounds in 27 minutes.
Claire Jacobs led a pair of Explorers (10-10, 6-7 A-10) in double figures with 27 points, while frontcourt mate Kayla Spruill added 17 on 7-of-11 shooting.
La Salle forced 17 miscues, turning them into 19 points at the other end.
Davidson (6-10, 3-7 A-10), which trailed 21-13 midway through the second quarter, ended the frame on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to just one at the break, 23-22. The ‘Cats clawed back and stifled La Salle into three turnovers on consecutive possessions to get back in the game.
Katie Turner helped the Wildcats carry their late-half momentum into the third, with a layup in the opening minutes of the quarter that gave Davidson its first lead since 4:39 of the first frame.
After entering the final stanza tied at 37-all, following another Konstans’ trey, the two teams traded buckets over the next four-plus minutes to find themselves deadlocked at 45-45.
In all, the game feature eight ties and nine lead changes before the Explorers’ game-ending run.