Second Half Performance Lifts Phoenix Past Davidson, 65-51

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Second Half Performance Lifts Phoenix Past Davidson, 65-51
Second Half Performance Lifts Phoenix Past Davidson, 65-51

Next game: at UNC Greensboro 12/15/2021 | 7:00 p.m. ELON, NC – Elon University women’s basketball improved to 6-2 in the season on Sunday, November 12, when it scored a 14-point win over Davidson, 65-51. “I’m proud of our team performance tonight,” said head coach Charlotte Smith. “We fought a lot as a team over the past week and showed great resilience this evening. Our defensive performance and intensity in the second half was very disruptive, so was the schedule. “THE RUNDOWN-Davidson picked up the momentum early and opened the game with a 9-2 run. The Wildcats increased their lead to 11, but three points from Ariana Nance made it an eight-point game going into the second quarter (7-15) .5-0 run that would bring the Phoenix to 22 points (22-26). Davidson outperformed Elon in the remaining 4-2 time to increase the halftime score to 24-30. -The Phoenix responded in the second half, with Elon running an 8-0 run in the third quarter to take his first lead of the game 32-30: 30 Elon would finish the third quarter with a 43-39 lead in the fourth quarter. -Elon’s defense knocked out the Wildcats in the fourth quarter. The Phoenix defense allowed only six points in the first six and a half minutes of the final quarter. Perpignan sealed the game for Elon at the free throw line and v lowered the last two points in Elon’s 65:51 victory. NOTES-Perpignan scored a team high of 13 points, of which 11 came off the free-throw line for a game, career and team high in the season. The Guardian also had three steals and a block. Kayla Liles finished the game just one point behind Perpignan, 12, adding to the top five steals of the season for a new single game high for the Phoenix this season. She also divided Evonna McGill for team best in field goals, shooting 4 out of 9 off the floor by three pointers. The senior went 2 of 2 from beyond the arch to match her career high – Elon now stands at 6-2 for the season while the Wildcats drop to 5-3. The Phoenix now also holds an 11-19 all-time record against Davidson. UP NEXTThe Maroon and Gold will travel to Greensboro on Wednesday December 15 for a 7pm competition at the UNCG.

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