|Davis College (6-2)||24||17||27||23||91|
|Cayuga Community College (4-3)||20||15||13||10||58|
|Davis College (7-2)||21||19||30||24||94|
|Penn State Hazleton (1-7)||19||18||14||19||70|
The Davis College Lady Falcons came away with two big victories against tough opponents on the road this week, beating Cayuga Community College 91-58 Tuesday and Penn State Hazleton 94-70 Wednesday. Historically, match-ups between Davis and both CCC and Penn State Hazleton have been close contests, but following a tight first half in both games, the Lady Falcons were able to build double digit leads down the stretch, securing two impressive victories.
On Tuesday, junior Candace Winkel (Ocean City, NJ) came out firing, hitting her first 3 shots and leading the Lady Falcons to an 8-0 run to start the first quarter. After a quick timeout by CCC, Davis continued their hot shooting and maintained a double-digit lead throughout most of the first quarter. Leading 41-35 to start the third, freshman Ali Aten (Streetsboro, OH) made her presence known, hitting 4 of 5 triples and grabbing several key rebounds, to stretch the Lady Falcon lead to 20. Aten and Winkel combined to hit 9 of their last 10 shots, securing the 33-point victory over CCC. Sophomore Michaela McLeod (West Milford, NJ) would earn her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 boards to go along with 7 assists. Junior Braedyn Mims (Calvert County, MD) continued her efforts on the defensive end, with 5 blocks and 13 defensive rebounds, earning her a double-double on 10 points and 16 total boards. The third double-double on the night was earned by freshman, Elizabeth Singleton (Schenectady, NY), who contributed 24 points and 13 assists. Winkel would finish with 24 points, shooting 75% on the night.
Following their victory at CCC, the Lady Falcons went back on the road to visit USCAA rival, Penn State Hazleton. The first quarter featured 9 lead changes, but Davis would build a 9-point lead in the second on a pair of threes by Winkel and senior Elizabeth Bath (Ballston Spa, NY), and a completed 3-point play by Singleton. Hazleton cut the lead to 3, with a score of 40-37 at the half. In a repeat performance of Tuesday, the Lady Falcons came out firing to start the third. A quick 7 points by Singleton and a pair of threes from Aten extended the lead to 16, and Davis never looked back. Singleton guided her team to a 24-point victory, turning in the best performance of her collegiate career thus far, with 38 points on 16-27 shooting, with 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Aten earned her first collegiate double-double, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds to go along with 4 assists and 3 steals. Mims turned in a game-high 15 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Bath contributed 11 points on 3-6 shooting. McLeod added 8 points and 10 rebounds.
The Falcons (7-2), are currently ranked 10th in the country in the latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Women’s Basketball Poll, return to action on Saturday as they host Word of Life at 1:00 p.m.