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Women’s Basketball Hosts Saint Joseph’s at Midday Friday

by | Feb 3, 2022

Senior Cassidy Gould on the defensive side of things during the game vs. George Mason.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson women’s basketball team will look to bounce back after a midweek loss to George Mason on Wednesday night, playing host to the Saint Joseph’s Hawks on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. Friday’s tip off will kick start a twin bill between the ‘Cats and Hawks, as the two teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon, at 2 p.m., in Philadelphia.

THE SERIES

  • St. Joe’s holds the all-time series record at a 6-1 advantage.
  • Last year, the ‘Cats earned their first win over the Hawks in program history, with a 71-64 bout inside Belk Arena.
  • In the win, Davidson shot 53.1 percent from the floor, and Cassidy Gould matched her career-high with 22 points.

NEED TO KNOW
LAST TIME OUT… The Davidson Wildcats dropped to 3-5 in Atlantic 10 play on Wednesday night after falling to George Mason 58-50. Despite the loss, Elle Sutphin matched her career-high in scoring with 23 points while setting new career highs in rebounding (9) and blocks (4). The redshirt-sophomore has had 15 double-digit scoring efforts this season and four 20-point performances. Reminder: proof of vaccination required to enter the Baker Sports Complex, and masks must be worn in Belk Arena.¬†

BUSY, BUSY… The Davidson Wildcats are in the midst another three-game week this week, starting with George Mason on Wednesday night and then taking on Saint Joseph’s for a home-and-home series on Friday, Feb. 4 in Davidson and Sunday, Feb. 6 in Philadelphia. This is the second time this season that the Wildcats will play three conference games in a five-day span.

A-10 TALK… Atlantic 10 women’s basketball is as strong as it’s ever been, as five teams currently rank in the top-100 of the NET rankings. Rhode Island checks in at #45, while UMass rounds out the top-50 at #47. Dayton (#53), Fordham (#59) and VCU (#91) fill out the top-100, while the Wildcats are next up at #127.

FOURTH QUARTER CATS… Davidson was consistently its best self during fourth quarters last season. The ‘Cats scored 409 points across its fourth quarter efforts during 2020-21 and averaged 17.6 points per fourth frame. This effort added to Davidson’s outscoring of its opponents 10 times during second halves last season. This season, the ‘Cats have also outscored their opponents most during the fourth¬†quarter, by a total of 340-305.

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