DAVIDSON – UNCW made its first visit to Davidson since 2002 a winning one as the Seahawks held off a second half comeback by the Wildcats to earn a 67-58 victory at John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Seahawks, who earned their second road win of the season, evened their record to 3-3, while the Wildcats remain winless in seven tries.
Junior guard Madison Raque led three UNCW players in double figures by scoring a career-high 16 points, including 10 in the first quarter. Redshirt senior guard Jasmine Steele came off the bench to contribute 13 points, while junior guard Diamond Willis added 12 points.
UNCW outscored Davidson by a 14-4 margin over the final six minutes of regulation to overcome a 54-53 deficit. Steele tallied five points during the game-deciding spurt as the Seahawks went 10-for-14 from the free throw line in the final frame.
The Seahawks used their second different starting lineup of the season. Juniors Rebekah Banks and Sierra Clayborn each made their first starts of the season. Raque recorded her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season.
UNCW breaks for fall semester exams before resuming its schedule on Sunday, Dec. 11, with a visit to NC State at 2 p.m.