Women's basketball halts Furman, Wofford
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 19:02
The Davidson Women’s Basketball team continued to dominate the competition last Monday against the Wofford Terriers. Winning their last eight out of ten games, the ’Cats walked onto the court with a lot of momentum. Despite this confidence, the ’Cats came out to a bit of a rocky start, falling as far behind as 19-8 during the first half. However, Davidson came back strong right before half time with Lauren Murray ’14 nailing a buzzer-beating jump shot to tie things off at 28-28. “I think that momentum plays a very important role in any basketball game, especially a close one,” Murray commented on the game, “We were able to tie the ball game at half with some momentum; therefore, entering the second half like 0-0.” Murray ’13 continued to play hard after the half, giving the ’Cats their first lead of the game after being tied 32-32.
Another Davidson power player, Sophia Aleksandravicius ’13, scored 26 points on the night, making this her fifth 20-point game this season. “The Furman game was a great bounce back for us,” Aleksandravicius comments, “Tonight Wofford was certainly tenacious, but fortunately a strong comeback effort tied the game up in the first half.”
The team kept this lead for the rest of the game, reaching a margin as high as fifteen points over the Terriers. Wofford wasn’t about to let up, however, coming within as few as six points several times in the second half. The game ended 67-54, leaving the ’Cats 13-2 in the Southern Conference this season.
With only five games left in the regular season, the team will play the UNCG Spartans at Greensboro this Wednesday at 7 pm. Having won by a margin of 40 points during their previous confrontation against the Spartans, the ’Cats are looking to bag another victory for the books.