Women’s Basketball Meets Loyola for the First Time Wednesday
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson women’s basketball team will continue its Atlantic 10 slate on Wednesday night, playing host to league-newcomer Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m. inside Belk Arena.
- Wednesday will be the first meeting in program history between Davidson and Loyola Chicago.
- Loyola is the latest institution to join the Atlantic 10 since Davidson joined the league in 2014-15.
- Since joining the conference, Davidson is 50-86 in Atlantic 10 play and 40-47 in the league in the Gayle Fulks era.
LAST TIME OUT… The Rhode Island Rams capitalized on a 25-11 second quarter to defeat the Davidson Wildcats, 67-60, in Atlantic 10 women’s basketball action on Saturday night. The Wildcats, who outscored Rhode Island 49-42 over three quarters of play, held Rhody to just three made field goals in the first 10 minutes and led by as many as 10 points, 17-7, before Rhode Island pulled away with an 18-0 run to secure the lead.
ABOUT THE ‘BLERS… Atlantic 10 newcomer Loyola Chicago is 6-17 overall and 1-9 in league play. The Ramblers’ lone A-10 victory came on Dec. 28, with a 60-47 win over Saint Louis, before falling in their next nine contests. Loyola’s Maya Chandler leads the charge with 10.0 points per game, as the team averages 55.9 points per contest and is shooting 36.5 percent from the field this season.
CELEBRATING DEEGAN… Senior Suzi-Rose Deegan became the 22nd member of the Davidson women’s basketball 1,000-point club on January 25 against the Saint Louis Billikens. The guard, who reached the feat in just 75 games played, was honored with a ceremonious ball prior to Saturday night’s tip off against Rhode Island. Throughout her career, Deegan has averaged 13.4 points per game while scoring 13.8 this season. Shooting 43.5 percent from the field in her senior year, Deegan ranks in the top-8 in the conference in shooting and 12th in points per game.
SHE’S SUTPHIN… Redshirt-junior Elle Sutphin ranks in the top-5 in the Atlantic 10 in four different categories entering the final month of the regular season. Her 50.3 shooting percentage ranks third in the league, in addition to her 149 made field goals, 383 total points and 17.4 points per game, which all rank fifth among the conference.