March 4, 2013
DAVIDSON, N.C. -Western Carolina women's basketball (7-22, 5-15 Southern Conference) dropped its final regular season game of the season at Davidson(19-11, 16-4 SoCon) 72-46 Monday at Belk Arena.
The Davidson College Wildcats scored earlier and often in the first half, setting the pace of the game early. Senior forward Sophia Aleksandravicuis scored 10 of her game-leading 20 points in the first half.
Freshman forward Erika Joseph, with eight points, and junior forward Shauna Terry, eight points, scored the first 16 points of the game for Western Carolina. A pair of free throws by senior Diamond Hunnicutt, with 1:56 left in the first half, made her just the third Catamount to score in the game.
For her heady play in the first half, Joseph got the start in the second half. She ended the game with a career-high 16 points and also ripped down a career-high eight rebounds. Terry ended the game with 11 points, eight rebounds and moved into third place in the Catamount record books for blocks in a career with 104.
The Catamounts had a chance to claw back into the game, to start the second half, but was 0-for-4 from the free throw line in the first two plus minutes of the final 20 minutes. Western Carolina was held scoreless for the first six minutes of the game before sophomore guard Nancy Thackerbroke the scoring drought with a lay-up at 13:34 left in the game. Davidson scored nine unanswered points to start the second half.
Western Carolina was out-rebounded by the Wildcats 50-32 in the game. The Catamounts shot 31.7 percent in the game with Davidson shot a scorching 48.3 percent.
Western Carolina is the No. 9 seed heading into the 2013 Southern Conference Tournament and will face No. 8 seed Georgia Southern at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Kimmel Arena on the UNCA Asheville campus.