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Women’s Basketball Ready for 49ers in Queen City Showdown

by | Dec 21, 2021

Suzi-Rose Deegan showing off her passing skills in the 2020 game vs UNCC.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Ready for their fifth game in 10 days, the Davidson Wildcats will travel to the Queen City on Wednesday night, set to take on cross-county rival UNC Charlotte at 2:30 p.m.

Davidson will tip off against the 49ers from inside Halton Arena for its penultimate non-conference game, and last match up before the holiday break.

The Series

  • Wednesday’s meeting will be the 31st all-time contest between Charlotte and Davidson.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wildcats and 49ers have not met since 2019 as they were scheduled to meet on Dec. 15 of 2020.
  • The 49ers hold the all-time series advantage at a 19-11 clip, while Davidson has gone 1-2 in the I-77 match up during Gayle Fulkstenure.
  • A win on Wednesday afternoon would be Davidson’s fourth straight win and ninth of the season, match Davidson’s win total from last sesaon, be Davidson’s 12th win all time in the series and be just the fifth win over Charlotte for Davidson women’s basketball since 2000.

Four Things to Know
THE ROOKIE… Davidson’s rookie Issy Morgan has been the story so far this season for the ‘Cats, as she won back-to-back A-10 Rookie of the Week honors in November, and captured her third weekly honor on Monday, Dec. 20. The Australia native is averaging 8.9 points per game through 11 games, is shooting 50.0 percent from the field, which ranks among the top-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, and has been a force off the bench for the Wildcats. Against App State last week, Morgan scored eight consecutive points for Davidson to push the ‘Cats past the Mountaineers for the second-straight year.

THE TARGET… As freshman Issy Morgan and redshirt-sophomore Elle Sutphin have become major¬†contributors for the Wildcats this season, Davidson is 4-1 on the year when the duo each scores at least nine points a game. This season, Sutphin has reached double figures in scoring in eight of Davidson’s 11 contests.

THE LAST TIME…¬†Last time out against Charlotte, then-freshman Suzi-Rose Deegan dropped the second 30-point performance of her career, but the 49ers used a pair of second-half runs to pull away from the ‘Cats, 75-64.

NOTABLES…¬†Davidson Head Coach Gayle Fulks has reached 62 wins through 127 games at the helm of the Wildcats. She has a .488 winning percentage in that span.

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