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Women’s Basketball Drops Game at LaSalle

by | Feb 17, 2022

Senior Chloe Welch had 27 points in the ‘Cats game at LaSalle.


PHILADELPHIA – Despite a season-high and game-high 27 points from senior Chloe Welch, the Davidson women’s basketball team fell 80-68 to La Salle University on Wednesday night, as the Explorers torched the nets with 11 3-pointers to pull out the Atlantic 10 victory.

The Explorers led for all 40 minutes from inside Tom Gola Arena, as the home team jumped out to a 5-8 start from the 3-point line and scored 14 of the game’s first 16 points. After 20 minutes of play, La Salle led 39-31 despite both the Wildcats and Explorers going 14-26 from the field (53.8%).

Despite trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half, the Wildcats fought back all game and pulled within one of the Explorers, 52-51, with 56 seconds remaining in the third. Although Davidson couldn’t close the gap entirely, the ‘Cats still went on an 8-0 scoring tear while Welch scored 11 points and redshirt-sophomore Elle Sutphin added four of her 16 to win the quarter, 20-16.

Davidson started off the final 10 minutes with a bank shot from junior Suzi-Rose Deegan, but the Explorers answered right back with another trey to push their lead back up to five points, 58-53, and ultimately pull away for good.

The Wildcats ended the night shooting 49.1 percent from the field, while winning on the glass 28-27 and scoring 38 points from in the paint. La Salle finished 11-20 (55%) from beyond the arc and added 13 points at the charity stripe.

Welch and Sutphin scored in double figures together for the third straight game, while senior Sarah Konstans added seven points and five rebounds. 

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Davidson will return home on Sunday, Feb. 20 for a 12 p.m. tip off against UMass. Sunday’s tip off will also serve as Senior Day and is set to air on CBS Sports.

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