Haines’ Hot Hand Boosts Women’s Basketball Past Bonnies
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.
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.
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.