Davidson, N.C. – The Davidson women’s basketball team placed six players in double-figures and cruised to a 83-56 victory over Presbyterian College at John M. Belk Arena on Tuesday morning. The Blue Hose saw three players reach double-figures and were led by Kacie Hall’s game-high and season-high 20 points.
How It Happened
Davidson jumped out to a 21-4 lead in the first quarter behind 8-12 (.667) shooting from the floor and 4-6 (.667) three-point shooting over the game’s first nine minutes, while PC started the game 0-9 from the floor but a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe.
Hall then scored nine straight points over 43 seconds to cut the lead to eight points, 21-13, with 34 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
After a layup to end the quarter, the Wildcats opened the second quarter on a 20-0 run to extend their lead to a game-high 30 points, 43-13, at 3:33.
Bria Gibbs then sank a layup to break the PC drought and spark a 7-2 run that cut the lead back to 25 points, 45-20, with 1:27 remaining before halftime. Gibbs recorded four points over the run, and Shamani Stafford added a three-pointer.
At the half, Davidson led 48-22.
The Blue Hose won the third quarter, 17-9, thanks in part to nine points from senior Salina Virola. The forward scored eight consecutive points for PC over a three minute span and added a free throw just before the end of the quarter to make it 57-39.
Hall scored her 20th point of the game with a jumper to start the fourth quarter and cut the lead to just 16 points, 57-41. However, the Wildcats replied with a 16-2 run to grow the lead back to 30 points, 73-43, with 4:50 left in the game.
The teams would trade baskets and free throws down the stretch, with Davidson holding on to win 83-56.
For The Record
Presbyterian College moved to 1-7 on the season, while Davidson improved to 6-5 overall.
By The Numbers
Kacie Hall scored a season-high 20 points and fell three shy of her collegiate-best. The junior has finished in double-figures in four-straight games and five of the last six.
Davidson’s Kianna Speight sank six three pointers on 6-12 (.500) shooting en route to a team-high 18 points.
The Blue Hose sank 6-12 (.500) three-pointers to finish at/above .500 for the third time this season.
Presbyterian sank 20-25 (.800) free throws to record season-bests in makes, attempts and percentage.
The Wildcats scored 32 points off 27 PC turnovers.
Presbyterian College will play at the College of Charleston in a noon tip-off on Friday, December 21.