Eagles fall against former conference foe William & Mary, 87-70
Hollie Steinman was one of three Eagles to score in double-digits in the team's loss to William & Mary.
|Wm. & Mary||87|
|Points: Lange (W&M) 19|
Rebounds: Walker (W&M) 10
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- American University let a seven-point halftime lead slip away as it fell to former Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary, 87-70, on Thursday in women's basketball action.
The Eagles (5-7) took an early lead in its final non-conference game of the season but the Tribe (6-4) came back to tie it a 16-16 with 9:31 to go in the first on a three-point play by Jami Lange. American then went on a 7-0 run to pull ahead, capped by a three-pointer by junior Maria Werries, who scored 15 of her team-high 18 points in the first half. Sophomore Kaitlin Schuyler hit a three of her own to put the Eagles up by eight with 3:26 to go and the team held a 45-38 advantage at the break.
The second half belonged to the Tribe as Jen Sobota scored five consecutive points to tie the contest at 45-45 and helped spark a 21-4 William & Mary spurt from which American would never recover.
William & Mary was led by Lange's 19 points while Quintina Walker racked up a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 boards.
William & Mary has won the last three meetings between the two programs but American holds a 24-12 edge in the all-time series.
The Eagles open their inaugural Patriot League slate on Jan. 9 at Colgate University for a 5:30 tip-off.