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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

W&M Men’s Basketball Drops Slugfest to Towson

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary pulled down 17 offensive rebounds and rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to take a lead in the final 20 minutes, but dropped a slugfest to Towson, 61-52, on Thursday night at Kaplan Arena.

The Tigers (16-10, 9-4 CAA) scored the game’s first 12 points, but W&M rallied and took a 34-33 lead just five minutes into the second half.

Towson shot 55% in the final 20 minutes and made enough plays down the stretch to hold off the Tribe.

Box Score

Post Game

Sophomore Trey Moss led the Tribe (8-18, 3-10 CAA) with 18 points, while junior Gabe Dorsey added 15. Sophomore Chase Lowe pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and dished out five assists, while junior Caleb Dorsey added nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end.

Charles Thompson scored four during the Tigers’ opening flurry and a Chase Paar putback at the 15:31 mark gave the visitor at 12-0 lead.

W&M rallied behind a 12-0 run of its own to pull even at 14. Gabe Dorsey and sophomore Miles Hicks hit back-to-back 3-pointers, before four straight from junior Matteus Case tied the contest at 14 with 9:37 left in the opening half.

The Tigers scored five in a row to retake the lead, before a Christian May 3-pointer at the 3:09 mark gave the visitor a 25-17 advantage.

The Green and Gold answered with a 9-0 run to take its first lead of the game. Gabe Dorsey scored four during the run, before a Trey Moss corner 3-pointer off a nice drive and kick from freshman Jayden Lemond gave W&M a 26-25 lead with 43 seconds remaining in the half.

Thompson’s third field goal of the opening half with 14 seconds left send Towson to the locker room with a one-point lead.

A Gabe Dorsey 3-pointer less than five minutes into the second half put the home team on top, 34-33.

Towson answered with six in a row as part of a 9-2 run to open up a 42-36 lead with 10:57 left.

A Tomiwa Sulaiman baseline dunk forced a W&M timeout at the 11:39 mark, before a may corner 3-pointer pushed the margin to six.

The Tiger lead ballooned to 55-44 at the five-minute mark on back-to-back 3-pointers from May and Dylan Williamson.

The Green and Gold his back-to-back triples of its own from Gabe Dorsey and Moss, closing to within 57-52 with 48 seconds remaining. Towson made its final four free throws to provide the final margin.

The Tribe shot just 30.3% from the evening and were only 6-of-33 from 3-point range. Towson finished at 48.9% from the field and held a 42-35 advantage on the glass despite a W&M 17-12 cushion in offensive rebounds. The Tigers also dished out 16 assists on its 23 made field goals.

May led Towson with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3, while Thompson had an 11-point, 12-rebound double-doubles.

Up Next
The Tribe hits the road for its second nationally televised game of the year when it heads to Charleston on Monday night. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. and the game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

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