Sutphin’s 30 Boosts Women’s Basketball Past Jacksonville State
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Elle Sutphin notched the second 30-point performance of her career on Sunday afternoon, boosting the Davidson Wildcats past Jacksonville State, 71-56, for their third win of the 2022-23 season.
In addition to her 30 piece, Sutphin shot 9-14 from the field, a perfect 11-11 from the charity stripe and grabbed eight rebounds. Suzi-Rose Deegan was the second ‘Cat to score in double-figures, recording 11 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Across the floor, Davidson saw production from Sallie Schutz (9) and Tomisin Adenupe (8), in addition to Issy Morgan dishing four assists with five boards and five points.
Overall, the Wildcats shot 51.1 percent from the field, their third 50 percent effort this season, and held the Gamecocks to 29.6 percent shooting.
JSU carried a one-point, 20-19 lead into the second quarter before Adenupe settled the score at 21-all on a driving layup. Davidson then exchanged leads with the Gamecocks until the 4:52-mark, when Sutphin completed a three-point, and-one opportunity to go ahead 31-28 and hand the Wildcats the lead for good.
After going into halftime with a 35-31 lead, the ‘Cats opened up the third quarter with a floater from Adenupe and four-straight from Sutphin to extend the lead to 10. Before the end of the third however, Jacksonville State rattled off an 11-5 run to crawl back within two of Davidson, 49-47.
Over the final 10 minutes of play, the Wildcats went on an 11-2 run of their own, while shooting 66 percent and outscoring JSU 22-9 to secure the 15-point victory.
Davidson will return to the floor for its eighth-straight road game on Thursday, Dec. 8, taking on UNCG in Greensboro at 7 p.m.