Davidson Powers Past Women’s Basketball, 84-54

Davidson Powers Past Women’s Basketball, 84-54

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team fell to in-state foe Davidson College Thursday night at Fleming Gym, 84-54.

Akira Wiggins tallied her fifth game with double-figures, scoring a team-best 16 points. This was the fifth time this season that she scored double-digits. Khalis Cain contributed 13 rebounds, a game high, for her fifth game this season with double-digit boards.

UNCG opened the game with a 4-0 run including baskets from Nasia Powell and Khalis Cain. Both teams traded three pointers before Davidson made two-straight baskets from behind the arc for a 9-7 lead at 7:05. The Wildcats extended the scoring with two layups for a 10-0 run, before the Spartans closed the gap to four, 13-9. A 12-5 run from Davidson concluded the first quarter to hold a 12-point lead, 26-14.

Powell hit the opening basket of the second quarter, her only three pointer of the game, cutting the deficit to nine, 26-17. The Wildcats’ offense continued as a 7-2 run extended their lead to 14, 33-19. A three-point basket from Nitzan Amar and a layup from Cain brought the deficit to ninth, 33-24. The two teams went scoreless for two minutes before they traded baskets until the end of the half with Davidson leading by 10, 39-29.

Davidson saw a lead of 22 twice in the third quarter, with the second coming with 2:10 remaining, 61-39. The Wildcats held a 21-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter, 64-43.

The Wildcats scored the first basket of the fourth frame, but the Spartans saw a layup from Cain and a jumper from Nia Howard to halt the attack and cut the deficit to 19, 66-47. An 11-1 run from Davidson expanded the lead to 29, 77-48. Following eight-straight made free throws, where UNCG went on a 6-2 run, the Wildcats saw a jumper for a 27-point lead, 81-54. Davidson then climbed its way to a 30-point lead to conclude the game, 84-54.


Cain also had two blocks, two assists, and nine points.
Amar and Faith Price scored eight and seven points, respectively.
Wiggins recorded five assists to lead the game.
The Wildcats edged the Spartans in rebounds, 34-33.
Davidson held the advantage in field goals (51.8%-34%), three-point field goals (61.1%-33.3%), and free throws (78.9%-65%).
UNCG: 4-5
Davidson: 4-6

The Spartans continue their schedule with a three-game road trip from Fleming Gym. UNCG starts the stretch with a contest at South Carolina State University on Monday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. inside of Smith-Hammond-Middleton in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro