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Whyte shoots lights out in W-hoops win

Nearly three minutes into the first half of last night’s game against Wichita State, Davellyn Whyte turned the ball over in the midst of a double team.

That was the last mistake Whyte made.

In the 74-60 win against the Shockers in McKale Center, Whyte had her best game of the season with 34 points, going 11-for-17 from the floor and 6-for-8 from 3.

She also contributed five rebounds and five assists.

“Not a whole lot to say,” head coach Niya Butts said. “Solid performance from a super player.”

After leading all scorers with 20 points in the first half, during which Arizona led 35-32, Whyte watched from the bench for the first five minutes of the second half. As she sat, Wichita took a
36-35 lead, its first of the game.

When Butts put Whyte back in with a little less than 15 minutes remaining, she nailed a 3-pointer and the momentum of the game shifted permanently in Arizona’s direction.

“I just felt really confident with my shot today,” Whyte said.

“Last game I wasn’t shooting so well, so just getting those extra shots up,” she added. “It just felt good tonight. My teammates were finding me.”

Guard Candice Warthen was the only other Wildcat to score in double digits, scoring 16 points and going 7-for-12 from the field.

Her stellar performance was good enough to offset the Wildcats’ struggles on the boards, as they were out-rebounded 36-33 on the night.

“We should be ahead in the rebounding margin,” Butts said.

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