Sutphin’s 22 Points Lifts Women’s Basketball Over Austin Peay
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Redshirt junior Elle Sutphin scored 22 points in 29 minutes, and the Davidson Wildcat defense held the Austin Peay Governors to 22% shooting in a 62-41 win on Monday afternoon to kick off the Hostilo Hoops Community Classic.
Sutphin, a native of Pilot Mountain, got going early as she scored the team’s first eight points of the game. On the other end of the floor, Davidson allowed a layup in the first 20 seconds but did not allow another field goal for eight minutes. The Wildcats took a 16-6 lead into the second quarter.
Davidson was able to expand their lead early in the second with a fast break layup by Sutphin and a three-pointer from Mallorie Haines. This gave the Wildcats a 21-6 cushion with 8:09 remaining before the half.
After a made three by the Governors with 6:38 on the clock, Davidson went on a 6-0 run to give them their largest lead of the half at 27-9. Going into the locker room the ‘Cats held a commanding 30-14 advantage.
The third quarter followed a similar script from the first half as Davidson’s defense continued to clamp down on Austin Peay. The Governors made just one field goal in the third stanza which allowed the Wildcats to pull away behind a 17-5 third-quarter avalanche. Heading to the fourth, Davidson led 47-19.
This was plenty of insurance for the Wildcats to cruise to victory as they went on to win by a final score of 62-41.
Sutphin ended the day with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting (61.5%), and she also grabbed eight boards. Mallorie Haines and Tomisin Adenupe were next in line with nine points each.
Davidson will be back on the court at Enmarket Arena tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. when they take on the University of Illinois-Chicago.