Women’s Basketball Tops Morgan State for Program’s 500th Win
DAVIDSON — Elle Sutphin scored a game-high 24 points, and Suzi-Rose Deegan added 19 as the Davidson Wildcats earned a 65-62 win over Morgan State Wednesday evening in Belk Arena.
The win is the women’s basketball program’s 500th all-time, as the Wildcats improved to 6-7 to end the non-conference portion of the schedule.
The Wildcats shot 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) at the foul line Wednesday, led by Sutphin, who hit all eight of her attempts, including two with 5:48 to play to give the Wildcats the lead for good.
After trailing by three at the half and for nearly all of the third quarter, the Wildcats inched ahead 49-48 on a Deegan 3-pointer from the right corner just before the third-quarter horn. It capped an 11-point quarter for Deegan and was the second of three key buzzer-beaters for the Wildcats.
Davidson took its first lead, 17-16, when Issy Morgan splashed a trey to end the first quarter and contribute to a 9-0 run. And, in the fourth, Chloe Welch drove in for a layup just before the shot clock expired with 2:41 to play to keep the Wildcats in front.
In her seventh 20-point game of the season, Sutphin scored 14 points after halftime, including six straight in the third quarter, and led the way with seven boards. Morgan dished out a team-high six assists, while Welch chipped in with nine points and Tomisin Adenupe had six.
Gabrielle Johnson and Charlene Shepherd led Morgan State (7-6) with 15 points apiece.
The Wildcats open the 16-game Atlantic 10 Conference slate on Sunday, Jan. 1 at Fordham.