WILLIAM & MARY BENCH PROVES TO BE TOO MUCH IN BISON LOSS
Williamsburg, Va.‑December 1-Anton Dickerson poured in a career-high 28 points, but it was not enough to overcome the William & Mary bench, which outscored the Bison bench 25-0 in a 76-62 win in a non-conference men's basketball game at Kaplan Arena.
A 6-1 sophomore guard from Brooklyn, NY, Dickerson connected on 10 of 21 from the field, including 6 of 13 from three-point range, eclipsing his old career mark of 24 points, which he scored against Oregon State on Saturday.
The Bison (1-6, 0-0 MEAC) played the host close through most of the first half until the Tribe (3-4, 0-0 CAA) used its bench to pull away to a 35-22 halftime lead.
Most of the damage was done by Tim Rushoven and Brandon Brit, who combined for 18 points off the bench.
Howard was able to get within seven early in the second half on the scoring of Mike Phillips, who tallied 9 of his 12 points after intermission, and Dickerson, who scored seven points in a one minute span.
But William & Mary put together another run on the scoring Quinn McDowell, who led his team with 24 points, and Marcus Kitts, who added 10.
The Bison, who were playing with three walk-ons, were further hurt by the loss of their only post player Alphonso Leary, who fouled out after only playing 12 minutes and scoring two points.
The Tribe held a decided advantage with their size and depth, scoring 32 of their points in the paint and out rebounding the smaller Bison 40-31.
NEXT UP: The Bison travel to New York on Saturday to take on rival Hampton University in the Big Apple Classic at 7 pm EST. It will be the conference opener for both teams.