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Haines’ Hot Hand Boosts Women’s Basketball Past Bonnies

by | Jan 17, 2023

Mallorie Haines dropped four 3-pt shots in rapid succession in the ‘Cats first half


DAVIDSON, N.C. – A 13-0 run in the opening minutes of play was all it took for the Wildcats to overcome St. Bonaventure on Saturday afternoon, as Davidson defeated the Bonnies 73-39 in Atlantic 10 action.

And the rest of the team cheered on the 3-pt shots.

Sophomore Mallorie Haines led the ‘Cats in scoring with a career-high 18 points after making her first four three-point attempts of the day and draining six total treys. The Sherrills Ford product is the first Wildcat to score six three’s in a game since Katie Turner shot 6-of-9 from deep against La Salle in the first round of the A-10 Tournament on March 3, 2020.

Davidson had three other double-figure scorers in its first victory of 2023, as Suzi-Rose Deegan scored 16 points with seven rebounds and six assists, while Elle Sutphin and Issy Morgan each scored 12 apiece.

As a team, the ‘Cats also forced Bonaventure into a season-high 27 turnovers while holding the Bonnies to a 34.1 percent shooting effort on the floor.

St. Bonaventure hit the first bucket of the game off a corner three, before Davidson burst into its 13-0 run and extended its lead to 23-4 at the end of the first.

Haines took off in the second quarter, draining 4-of-5 three’s and ending the frame with a steal to push the Wildcats ahead 36-16 by the intermission.

Over the final 20 minutes of play, Davidson outscored St. Bonnies 37-23, shooting 12-of-28 from the field and knocking down five more three’s.

Up Next
The Wildcats will hit the road for a pair of games next week, beginning with a trip to Richmond, Va. to meet VCU on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

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