WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary hit 11 three-pointers en route to a 69-60 win over the Towson University women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. Redshirt junior forward LaTorri Hines-Allen recorded her second straight “double-double” after finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers.
The Tribe opened the game on a 9-2 run and pushed that lead to 16-8 on a jumper from Kaitlyn Mathieu at 13:44. Back-to-back buckets from senior guard Tanisha McTiller and sophomore guard Dominique Johnson cut the Tiger deficit to four, 16-12 with 10:26 to play in the half. However, that was as close as the Tigers would get the rest of the game. The Tribe scored 19 of the next 21 points in the game to push its lead to 35-14 with 3:45 showing on the clock. William & Mary hit three three-pointers during that stretch. The run was capped by a three-pointer from Brooke Stewart, who hit two more triples before the half to send the Tribe into the break with a 41-21 lead.
William & Mary (4-13, 1-4 CAA) shot 45.5% from the field in the first half while the Tigers shot 33.3%. The Tribe held a 20-18 advantage in the rebounding battle.
McTiller scored the first six Tiger points of the second half but the Tribe was able to match her and the home team had a 47-27 lead with 16:16 to play. Towson (9-10, 3-3 CAA) used a 17-8 run to cut its deficit to 57-44 with 9:14 remaining in the game. Hines-Allen scored seven in that spurt while McTiller had four points. William & Mary responded with a 6-o run of its own to push the lead back to 19, 63-44 with 8:35 showing on the clock. The Tribe lead fluctuated between 13 and 16 points over the next seven minutes. Towson scored eight of the game’s final nine points to make the final score 69-60.
The Tribe shot 34.6% from the field in the second half and finished the game shooting 40.7%. William & Mary hit 11 three-pointers in the game and shot 52.4% from behind the arc. Towson shot 43.2% in the second half and 39.1% from the field for the game. The Tigers finished the game with a 45-37 advantage in the rebounding battle.
McTiller led all scorers with 28 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Hines-Allen’s “double-double” was her second straight and sixth of the season. Redshirt senior forward Nyree Williams tied Hines-Allen for the team lead in rebounds with 10. Williams added two points, two blocks and two steals.
William & Mary had four players score in double figures led by Mathieu’s 19 points and seven rebounds. Marlena Tremba added 17 points after connecting on five three-pointers.
Towson is off until Sunday, Feb. 2 when the Tigers host Delaware in SECU Arena at 2 p.m.