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Women’s Basketball Clinches Win in Closing Seconds

by | Feb 9, 2023

Rosie Deegan scored 16 points against Loyola – including the game winning shot with 1.7 seconds on the clock.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Suzi-Rose Deegan nailed a pull-up dagger with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Davidson Wildcats past Loyola Chicago, 57-55, on Wednesday night.

The win improves the ‘Cats to 12-11 overall and 5-4 in conference play, while the Ramblers dropped their 10th straight Atlantic 10 contest.

In the final frame, the Ramblers shot 53.3 percent from the floor and rattled off a 10-0 run over a three-minute span to tie the contest at 55-all, before Deegan’s heroics put the ‘Cats in front at the buzzer.

Loyola Chicago controlled the pace of play at the start of the contest, leading by as many as eight, 14-6, in the first quarter. After a pair of made threes from Deegan and Elle Sutphin, the Wildcats were tied up with the Ramblers, 21-all, but ultimately trailed 33-28 at halftime after an 8-2 run from the visitors.

Davidson’s defense responded in the third, outscoring Loyola 17-2 and holding the Ramblers to zero field goals on an 0-of-7 shooting effort. The Ramblers started and ended the quarter with a made free throw, while Sutphin led the scoring effort with seven of Davidson’s 17 points. With four minutes to go, Sutphin drained a free throw, while on a 5-0 run of her own, and handed the Wildcats their final lead of the night before eventually extending the advantage to 45-35 at the end of the quarter.

Sutphin ended the night with a game-high 21 points while Deegan scored 16. Tomisin Adenupe added another 10 and Adelaide Fuller had six points and seven rebounds. 

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