Saturday, December 09, 2006

Davidson Women beat UNCC, 75-69

The women are off to a tremendous start this year (tied for best start in school history!). I wanted to give the ladies some much deserved attention on here, so here you go!
Article from Davidson website:
Mitchell's 23 Leads Wildcat Women Past Charlotte, 75-69

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Senior Jessica Mitchell equaled a career-high with 23 points and redshirt junior Katie Hamilton added 18 to lead the Davidson Wildcats to a 75-69 victory over the Charlotte 49ers Saturday evening at Belk Arena. The win was the fifth straight for Davidson (8-2) and ended a personal three-game losing streak against the 49ers. Charlotte dropped to 4-5 on the season.

Davidson's 8-2 start through the first 10 games, matches the 1973-74 and 1974-75 teams as the best start in school history. In addition, the Wildcats 4-0 record at home so far is the best start at Belk Arena since the 1996-97 squad went 4-0 to start the year.

Article from The Charlotte Observer about Davidson women:

At 8-2, Davidson ride continues

DAVIDSON - Jessica Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help Davidson to a 75-69 win Saturday against Charlotte. Davidson (8-2) matched its best start since the 1996-97 season with the win -- its first against Charlotte since 2002.

Mitchell's 3-pointer with three minutes left gave Davidson a 62-60 lead. the 49ers tied the score on a layup by Sabrina Gregory, but a three-point play by reserve Mercedes Robinson gave the Wildcats the lead 64-62 with two minutes to go. Davidson made eight straight free throws -- four by Mitchell -- to hang on.

"We're really starting to believe in ourselves," Mitchell said. "We're a deep team, and that's showing down the stretch."

Whitney Hoey led Charlotte (4-5) with 15 points.

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