Women’s Basketball Earns Big Road Win, Downs Hoyas 70-55
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Davidson Wildcats rolled to their second win in as many games on Wednesday night, downing the Georgetown Hoyas, 70-55 from inside McDonough Memorial Gymnasium.
The ‘Cats ignited into a hot-shooting performance and hardly looked back, shooting above 46 percent for 30 minutes and above 50 percent in quarters two and four.
Elle Sutphin lit up the Wildcats’ offense, scoring a career-high 17 points off an impressive 7-of-9 shooting performance, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. Chloe Welch (14 pts), Issy Morgan (11 pts) and Cassidy Gould (10 pts) rounded out Davidson’s double-digit scorers, as the Wildcats posted four players in double-figures for the first time this season. Sarah Konstans led the ‘Cats on the glass for the second time this season with six boards.
Adelaide Fuller started off Davidson’s scoring brigade, draining the first five points of the night off a three-pointer and mid-range jumper. The ‘Cats then hit two of their next five three-point attempts and ran off on a 7-0 tear to pull away from the Hoyas, 15-6, after 10 minutes of work.
The Wildcats’ offense continued to explode in the second quarter, shooting 57.1 percent from the field and from three-point range to lead by as many as 20 points. Sutphin kick-started the efforts with the first five points of the quarter, followed by a Gould three-pointer as the ‘Cats extended their lead to 23-9.
By halftime Davidson had pushed to a 37-19 advantage, and while the Hoyas cut the deficit down to just eight points in the third quarter, Sutphin’s third three of the night put the game back to an 11-point differential and ultimately sealed the deal.
Over the final 10 minutes of play, the Wildcats shot 8-of-16 and ran off with the 70-55 victory.
The ‘Cats will return to Belk Arena on Saturday, Nov. 20 to take on High Point University in their last home game during the month of November.