DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Winthrop women's basketball team fell 68-63 at Davidson on Sunday afternoon in the John M. Belk Arena.
Sunday's result drops the Lady Eagles to 6-3 on the season and lifts Davidson to 4-2 on the year.
"We just didn't have that killer instinct in the first half," Winthrop coach Bud Childers said. "We missed opportunities to extend our lead and they climbed back in the game in the first half. In the second half we just couldn't close the door as we made some turnovers when we opened a lead. We can't make those kinds of mistakes. It's something that we will need to continue to work on."
Junior Ashley Fann and sophomore Shanice Cole led Winthrop in scoring with 12 points each. Junior Franchesca Davenport was the other Lady Eagle in double figures in points with 11.
Fann and junior Ashley Haugtvedt led Winthrop in rebounds with six apiece, while Davenport and junior Yvonne Van Daalen provided six assists each.
For Davidson, Honna Housley led the offense with 13 points.
The Lady Eagles opened a 26-18 lead in the first half, but Davidson kept closing the gap and Winthrop only managed to take a 26-25 lead to the locker room.
In the second frame, the Lady Wildcats took the lead and opened a 45-36 margin, but the Lady Eagles turned things around and re-took the lead at 59-55. The teams kept exchanging the lead, but Winthrop wasn't able to stay close enough to grab a win in the end.
Winthrop's next game will be at home as it takes on Johnson C. Smith at 2 p.m. Saturday.