Sutphin Scores 23 in Women’s Basketball’s Loss to Mason
DAVIDSON — Elle Sutphin matched her career-high with 23 points and set a new career-high in rebounding with nine boards on Wednesday night, but the Davidson Wildcats fell 58-50 to George Mason in Atlantic 10 Conference play inside Belk Arena.
The Wildcats drop to 12-8 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The Patriots scored seven of the game’s first nine points and led from there, though the Wildcats got within four early in the third quarter and within six twice late.
Mason’s lead peaked at 33-17 in the second quarter, but the Wildcats cut it to four with a 12-0 run spanning into the third quarter. Chloe Welch’s layup cut it to 33-29 at the 7:43 mark of the third.
A 7-0 spurt, including four points from Sutphin and a Cameron Tabor 3-pointer, cut it to 48-42 early in the fourth, and a Sutphin trey with 49 seconds left cut it to 56-50.
Sutphin’s 23 matches her total from this year at High Point (Nov. 20) and marks her fourth 20-point game this season. With her nine rebounds, the redshirt-sophomore was just shy of her first career double-double.
Taylor Jameson scored 13 and led three Patriots in double figures.
The Wildcats will host their third game in six days when Saint Joseph’s comes to town Friday – the game is at noon.