Thursday, February 29, 2024

Shorthanded Tribe Drops Road Game at Richmond

(Tribe Athletics)

Post Game

Box Score

RICHMOND — Sophomore Charlie Williams scored a career-high 21 points and junior Caleb Dorsey and sophomore Chase Lowe produced double-doubles, but the short-handed William & Mary men’s basketball team suffered an 88-69 setback at Richmond on Saturday night.

Down to just seven scholarship players, the Tribe (3-6) were further hampered when leading scorer Gabe Dorsey left midway through the first half after being poked in the eye. W&M also lost sophomore Jack Karasinski, who was on pace for a double-double with seven points and eight rebounds, to injury in the second half.

Williams was 7-of-14 from the floor and 5-of-9 from 3-point range on the way to his first career 20-point game. The sophomore scored 14 of his 21 in the opening 20 minutes.

Caleb Dorsey enjoyed a career night with 13 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. Lowe turned in a strong 16-point, 11-rebound, 7-assist performance before fouling out with 3:32 remaining. Both double-doubles were the first in Dorsey and Lowe’s careers.

The Tribe jumped out to an early lead behind an 8-0 run. Williams and Gabe Dorsey knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers, before a Lowe driving lay-up at the 14-minute mark gave the visitor an 11-5 lead.

Richmond (5-3) responded by hitting eight-straight shots. The Spiders scored 16-straight points as part of an extended 29-3 run. Jordan King scored nine in a row, including a 4-point play to give UR a 28-13 lead, during the spurt. Mikkel Tyne and Aidan Noyes capped the run with back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Spiders on top 34-14 with six minutes remaining in the opening half.

W&M used a 7-2 run to start the second half, closing to within 50-39 on a Caleb Dorsey 3-pointer just over two minutes into the frame.

The Spiders scored the game’s next nine points, including six from Neal Quinn, to re-establish a 20-point margin and put the contest out of reach.

For the game, Richmond shot 54.8% (34-of-62), including 62.1% (18-of-29) in the first half. The Spiders hit 12 3-pointers. King led all scorers with 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-8 from 3.

The Tribe shot 38.7% (24-of-62) for the game and connected on 10-of-29 from 3 (34.5%). W&M held a 36-35 advantage on the glass, including 12 offensive rebounds.

Up Next
The Tribe returns home for its third-straight game against a Commonwealth of Virginia opponent when it hosts Old Dominion on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. from Kaplan Arena and the game will be broadcast on FloHoops.

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