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Wofford Tops Furman, 84-75

Milica Manojlovic
Milica Manojlovic

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Da'Ja Green scored 24 points and Wofford used solid shooting to down Furman, 84-75, in women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Richardson Indoor Stadium.

The win was the fourth straight for Wofford (15-12, 7-5 SoCon), and the loss halted a four-game winning streak by Furman (16-11, 8-4 SoCon), which maintained its hold on second place in the league standings by virtue of Chattanooga's loss to Mercer.

The Terriers blistered the nets at a 60.0 percent clip (18-for-30) in the first half to race to a 47-32 halftime lead.

Furman got off the deck in the third period with a 19-5 run to start the second half to get within 52-51 on a Milica Manojlovic 3-pointer with 5:05 remaining the third period.  The Terriers regrouped, however, by outscoring the the Paladins 16-5 to take a 67-56 advantage into the fourth period.

A Le'Jzae Davidson free throw at the 6:14 mark pulled Furman to within 70-65, but the Terriers maintained control down the stretch, scoring their final 11 points from the free throw line.

Green converted 6-of-7 shots, including all three 3-pointers, and 9-of-10 free throws for her 24 points.  She also tacked on seven assists and our rebounds in 36 minutes of play.

Chloe Wanink followed with 19 points, and Jamari McDavid finished with 10 for the Terriers, who finished the game shooting 48.2 percent (27-of-56), including 8-of-15 from 3-point range, against the Paladins, who entered the game leading the SoCon in field goal percentage defense (.382).

Furman got 21 points from Davidson and a season-high 16 point performance from Malica Manjolovic.  Taylor Petty rounded out the Paladins' double digit scoring trio with 12 points.

The Paladins trailed 14-13 with just over three minutes remaining in the first quarter when Wofford fashioned a 12-1 spurt to close the period for a 26-14 advantage.

Wofford's lead reached as many as 20 points twice, the latest following a Wanink layup with 1:40 to go in the half that made it 47-27.

Furman plays at SoCon frontrunner Mercer next Thursday.