DAVIDSON, N.C. - Senior Chelsea Woods' layup with :05 left lifted the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team to a 64-62 victory at Davidson on Wednesday at Belk Arena.
Leading by as many as 12 in the second half, the Hawks (13-12, 8-5 Atlantic 10) found themselves tied at 62 with under a minute to play and the Wildcats with the ball.
Playing aggressive defense, the Hawks regained possession on a jump ball forced by junior Kristalyn Baisden with 34 seconds to go.
Out of a timeout, Saint Joseph's worked the clock down and got the ball to Woods on the left baseline. Working into the paint, Woods scooped in a layup through traffic to give the Hawks a 64-62 lead with five seconds to play.
Following a timeout, Davidson's Justine Lyon drove for a game-tying shot, but the ball rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Ahead 47-35 midway through the third, the Hawks saw their advantage fully erased as a jumper by Justine Lyon gave Davidson a 57-56 lead at the 4:37 mark of the fourth.
Behind 61-58, Saint Joseph's battled back to tie the game at 62 all on a layup by Alyssa Monaghan with under two minutes to play.
Both teams failed to score in their next possessions, leading to the eventual tie-up by the Hawks.
For the game, the Hawks shot 41 percent from the floor (25-of-61), hit 3-of-15 from behind the arc and 11-of-18 from the foul line (61.1 percent).
Individually, Woods led SJU with a team-high 17 points and added six rebounds and two assists. Graduate student Amanda Fioravanti added 16 points, eight rebounds and a game-high five assists, while senior Adashia Franklyn finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.
At the other end, Davidson (10-16, 5-8 A-10) shot 37.7 percent from the field (23-of-61), hit 5-of-15 from three-point range and 11-of-19 from the foul line (57.9 percent). Lyon led three Wildcats in double figures with a game-high 18 points.
Saint Joseph's returns to action on Saturday when it hosts La Salle at 1 p.m. The Hawks will honor their senior class with a postgame celebration.
Game Notes: SJU was outrebounded 45-38, but outscored the Wildcats 17-14 in second chance points...The Hawks are now 5-0 all-time versus Davidson...Junior Sarah Veilleux scored eight points and had three rebounds...Monaghan finished with seven points and three steals...Baisden scored four points and had two steals...Graduate student Jaryn Garner grabbed five rebounds...Rookie Lula Roig played a minute.
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