Five ‘Cats Score in Double-Figures In Win Over Elon
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Tomisin Adenupe scored a career-high 15 points and Elle Sutphin added 17 to lift the Wildcats past Elon, 74-72, in non-conference women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon.
In total, five Wildcats scored in double figures for the first time since January 2020 as Suzi-Rose Deegan and Chloe Welch scored 12 points apiece and Issy Morgan reached a season-high 11 points.
Overall, the ‘Cats shot 50 percent from the floor for the fourth time this season and scored 40 points in the paint in their first home game since Nov. 12.
Davidson led by as many as nine points in the first half, after a three-point play from Maddie Plank and two makes at the free throw line from Sutphin, before Elon answered back with a pair of three-pointers and cut the deficit to three, 30-27, just before halftime.
The Wildcats’ offense found its way in the third, scoring 24 points and shooting 62.5 percent from the floor to pull away, 54-45. Adenupe opened up the frame with six of the first eight points and helped Davidson force the Phoenix into four turnovers.
Elon started off the fourth quarter shooting 5-of-5 from the field and going on a 13-7 run to once again come back within three of the ‘Cats, 61-58. However, with 4:05 left to play, Davidson went 11-of-14 at the charity stripe, including six made free throws from Welch, to secure the two-point, non-conference victory.
Davidson will host the Charlotte 49ers in the inaugural 704 Cup on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. for its final game before the holiday break.