Fourth Quarter Rally Leads Women’s Basketball Past UNCG
DAVIDSON, N.C. – A 24-point, fourth quarter rally lifted the Davidson women’s basketball team past UNC Greensboro, 56-52, on Saturday afternoon from inside Belk Arena.
The ‘Cats, who are now 7-3 overall and 4-1 on their home floor, outscored the Spartans 24-8 in the final 10 minutes of play and shot 71.4 percent in the fourth quarter to pull off the 13-point comeback.
After shooting just 25 percent (8-of-32) during the first half, the Wildcats trailed 25-19 heading into the break while Greensboro extended its lead to 12 points, up 44-32, by the end of the third quarter.
Senior Chloe Welch, who ended the night with a game-high and season-high 15 points, started off the fourth quarter surge with a driving layup to cut the Wildcats’ deficit down to 10 points. With 8:47 remaining, freshman Tomisin Adenupe provided a spark off the bench with an offensive rebound and layup followed by Welch’s second three-pointer of the night, which capped off a 7-0 run for Davidson.
Down 44-39, the closest the game had been since late in the first half, rookies Issy Morgan and Adenupe came up with back-to-back layups and brought the ‘Cats back within two of the Spartans. As UNCG continued to push the score, Morgan drained a long three-pointer with 4:30 left on the clock and tied the game back at 48-all. Over the final four minutes, Davidson outscored Greensboro 11-4, including a pair of three’s from Cassidy Gould and Welch, that put the game out of reach for the Spartans as the clock expired.
With Welch’s 15 points, she ended the night shooting 6-of-10 from the field, while Gould sank nine points of her own on a perfect 3-of-3 effort from beyond the arc. Suzi-Rose Deegan added nine points and six rebounds and Adenupe finished with four points, two rebounds and two assists.