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Third Quarter Run Lifts Dayton Over Women’s Basketball

by | Feb 1, 2022

Sunday’s game was the Wildcats’ Play for Kay game.


DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson Wildcats outscored the University of Dayton in two quarters of Atlantic 10 basketball on Sunday afternoon, but a 21-4 third quarter for the Flyers allowed the visiting team to pull away with the 10-point, 70-60 victory.

[News of Davidson Sports Note] The game was the ‘Cats annual “Play for Kay” game and they wore their pink uniforms. 

Adelaide Fuller scored a team-high 17 points, while Issy Morgan and Chloe Welch joined the Aussie in double-figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Morgan went 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and Welch added six rebounds and three assists as the Wildcats dropped to 3-4 in Atlantic 10 play and 12-7 overall. With their win today, the Flyers improve to 7-0 in league play and are winners of 10 straight.

The ‘Cats jumped out to the first lead of the day on Sunday afternoon, building to a 5-3 advantage early with a layup from Fuller and Welch’s first of three treys. After a 4-of-7 (57.1%) effort from beyond the arc in the first, Davidson managed to hang with the Flyers, who shot 54.5% from the field, and trailed just 21-19 going into the second. Down 27-24 with six minutes left in the half, Cameron Tabor sank a turnaround jumper that cut Davidson’s deficit to one and kick started a 10-5 run for the Wildcats, including back-to-back Welch 3-pointers, which handed the ‘Cats a 34-32 lead going into the break.

Davidson’s halftime lead would be its last for the day, as the Flyers held the Wildcats to just 1-of-11 shooting from the field in the third quarter and pulled away with a 15-point, 53-38 advantage with 10 minutes left to play.

Still battling in the fourth, Davidson outscored Dayton 22-17 and came back within seven after a Cassidy Gould 3-pointer capped off a 12-2 run to make it 65-58. But despite the surge, the Flyers had already the created the distance they needed to secure the A-10 win.

Overall, Dayton won on the glass 53-31 and outscored the Wildcats 34-22 in the paint.

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Davidson will play host to George Mason on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. 

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