Women’s Basketball Falls at Wofford Wednesday
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A seven-point second quarter stunted Davidson’s offense on Wednesday morning, as the Wildcats fell 72-51 to the Wofford Terriers in non-conference play.
Suzi-Rose Deegan flirted with a double-double, as the senior scored 19 points while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing a team-high four assists. Elle Sutphin added in 14 points, on 7-10 shooting, to go with eight rebounds, and Tomisin Adenupe & Sallie Schutz scored six points apiece.
The Wildcats got out to a strong start, shooting 53 percent from the field in the first quarter and taking their first lead of the game, 10-8, after threes from Deegan and Maddie Plank. Davidson gained its largest lead of the day, 16-11, after four straight points from Deegan, before Wofford closed out the quarter on a 9-2 run to pull ahead by two, 20-18.
In the second, the Terriers shot 66.7 percent from the field and allowed Davidson just two made field goals, while outscoring the ‘Cats 20-7 and taking a 40-25 lead going into halftime. At the 7:26-mark, Sutphin notched a layup that cut Davidson’s deficit to three, 24-21, but Wofford responded right away with a 9-0, four-minute run to take its 15-point lead.
Davidson outscored Wofford 18-15 in the third, powered by 3-pointers from Schutz and Deegan, but the Terriers hit four treys of their own in the final frame and secured the 19-point victory.
Overall, the ‘Cats out-rebounded Wofford 32-28, while the Terriers held a 32-24 advantage in points in the paint.
The ‘Cats will hit the road for a weekend trip to Jacksonville State on Sunday, scheduled to tip off against the Gamecocks at 3 p.m. EST.