Women’s Basketball Defeats App State
Three ‘Cats Score in Double Figures in Win
DAVIDSON — Elle Sutphin scored a team-high 18 points and Sarah Konstans added a double-double to lead Davidson past Appalachian State 66-48 Wednesday in the Wildcats’ annual Education Day women’s basketball game.
It’s the sixth win in seven games for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-3 with the win over their former Southern Conference rivals and did so in front of 1,321 fans, many of them local school children.
The Wildcats led most of the way but had to answer a Mountaineers’ challenge in the third quarter when App cut it to 40-36 after a bucket from Michaela Porter, who scored a game-high 22. But, the Wildcats closed the quarter on a 10-2 run to lead 50-38 after 30 minutes. The lead never dipped into single digits again, as the Wildcats pushed it to 62-44 with 4:03 to play.
Sutphin scored in double figures for the seventh time as a Wildcat with her second highest total (23 against High Point Nov. 20). She added seven boards and blocked two shots for the third time this year.
Konstans had season-highs of 11 points and 11 boards in her third career double-double, and freshman Issy Morgan scored 11 points to go with team-highs of five assists and three steals. She scored four straight buckets in the third quarter, as the Wildcats shot 61.5 percent from the floor (8-of-13) during that frame.
For the game, Davidson edged App 36-33 on the boards while scoring 44 points in the paint and 26 points off 28 App turnovers.
The Wildcats will host UNC Greensboro, another former SoCon rival, on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Belk Arena.