womens basketball

Lady Falcons Win Tip-Off Tournament, Remain Undefeated on the Season


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The Davis College Lady Falcons hosted the Quality Inn Women’s Basketball Showcase on November 9-10, featuring Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Word of Life Bible Institute, and Penn State York. The Lady Falcons kicked off the tournament Friday with a 91-36 victory against the Huskies from Word of Life. Davis jumped out to a 30-9 lead with junior Candace Winkel (Ocean City, NJ) and freshman Elizabeth Singleton (Schenectady, NY) combining for 21 first quarter points. Freshman Ali Aten (Streetsboro, OH) and sophomore Michaela McLeod (West Milford, NJ) grabbed a combined 12 first half rebounds and junior Melodie McKee’s (Buffalo, NY) layup gave Davis a 50-20 lead as the first half came to an end. McLeod’s second double-double in as many games, came with under 4 minutes to play in the third quarter. Fifth year senior Elizabeth Bath (Ballston Spa, NY) and junior Karissa Colombo (Union Springs, NY) contributed to the winning effort with 8 points apiece, and Freshman Katie McKee (Buffalo, NY) chipped in with 9 rebounds. A strong effort from start to finish secured the Lady Falcons a spot in the championship game Saturday against the Nittany Lions of Penn State York.

In the championship matchup on Saturday, the Lady Falcons came away with a 62-56 victory over Penn State York, overcoming an 11 point deficit in the second half. Down 4 to begin the fourth quarter, a strong defensive effort from junior Braedyn Mims (Calvert County, MD) shifted momentum to the Lady Falcons. After an Aten 3 point bucket gave Davis the lead for good, a key block from Mims and clutch free throws from McLeod and Singleton sealed the victory.  Singleton kept the Lady Falcons on track offensively from start to finish, with a game-high 20 points and 6 assists. McLeod added 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Winkel chipped in 9 points on 3 of 5 shooting from behind the arc. Mims’ 4 blocks against York brought her total for the tournament to 7, along with 19 rebounds on the weekend.

The championship victory brings the Lady Falcons to 3-0 on the season. They return to action this Wednesday at home against Villa Maria College at 4:00 p.m.