TOWSON, Md. – Junior guard David Schneider was on the bench nursing an injury in the first Towson-William & Mary meeting back on January 28th in a Colonial Athletic Association game won by the Tigers. He was very much present in the rematch Wednesday night in the
The Tribe improved to 9-17 and 4-12 in the league to pull even with the Tigers who dropped to 9-19 and 4-12 in CAA play.
Schneider led the Tribe on a shooting spree that bolted William & Mary to the front early. After taking a 5-2 lead on Schnieder’s first points, a three-pointer from the top, the Tribe never trailed.
It was a beginning to forget for the Tigers. Junior Hairston scored the game’s first points on a put back at the 19:38 mark. The Tribe then held
“Things like this happen,” said Tiger coach Pat Kennedy. “When they do occur you wish you could just stop it and start the game all over again.”
Josh Thornton got hot from the beyond the arc for a while. His two treys helped the Tigers climb back into it. David Brewster’s baseline jumper trimmed William & Mary’s lead to four, 18-14, at the 7:11 mark.
The Tribe pumped the lead back up to nine before Towson rallied, cutting the margin to four points, 31-27, when Tony Durant beat the first half buzzer on a slam.
That was as close as
With 3:55 left to play the Tribe led by 26 (73-47).
Freshman Quinn McDowell was the only other Tribe player in double figures. He finished with 16 points. Freshman Kendrix Brown grabbed a game high 10 rebounds. Schneider just missed a double-double with nine boards to go along with his 26 points.
Hairston and Thornton paced the Tigers with 13 points each.