Women’s Basketball Cruises to Third Straight Win
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson Wildcats cruised to their third straight victory on Saturday night, downing the reigning Big South champs, High Point University, in a 76-54 win from inside Belk Arena.
The ‘Cats shot 47.3 percent from the floor on the night, while draining 25+ field goals for the fourth straight game, and hit 6-of-12 attempts from behind the three-point line.
Redshirt sophomore Elle Sutphin led all scorers with a new career-best 23 points, nailing 11-of-19 field goals and grabbing four boards. Adelaide Fuller also reached double-digits in scoring, recording 15 points to pair with three rebounds. Issy Morgan and Cameron Tabor stuffed the score sheet as well, scoring nine and eight points, respectively, while seniors Cassidy Gould and Sarah Konstans each accounted for nine rebounds.
The Wildcats took off from opening tip and never looked back, leading for over 36 minutes of the game, and started off the night with a 9-2 run capped off by the first three-pointer of the night from Tabor. After winning the first frame, 18-10, Davidson shot 50 percent (19-of-38) from the field over the remaining three quarters of play.
Coming out of the halftime break with a 39-26 lead, the ‘Cats kept their foot on the gas as Fuller opened up the second with a driving layup off one of Gould’s five assists on the night. From there, Davidson went on a 12-6 run, including a Konstans three-pointer, closing out the 22-point third quarter and pulling away to a 59-43 lead with 10 minutes left to play.
Over the final stretch, Davidson’s rookies Sallie Schutz, Kelby Bannerman and Keeley Evans all made their way onto the scoresheet, helping the Wildcats cruise to their third consecutive victory, 76-54.
Davidson will return to play next Friday and Saturday at the FAU Thanksgiving Invitational.