Jan. 4, 2001
Sophomore guard Jen Sobota scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second half as the Tribe of William & Mary defeated American Univeristy, 67-57, in front of 372 in Bender Arena.
Coming off a career-high 30-point performance on Tuesday against Army, Sobota shot 10 of 16 from the line and sank two free-throws in the closing minute to secure the victory. William & Mary used a 16-3 run to start the second half to turn a three point halftime deficit into a 10-point advantage, 47-37, with 9:24 left to play. The Tribe took its biggest lead, 57-43, with four minutes left to play on two Sobota free-throws.
American (2-11, 0-2 CAA) was led by Erin Brady's (So., G, Weatherly, PA/Marian Catholic) 10 points off the bench. Jina Lewis (Sr., F, New Castle, DE/William Penn) added eight points along with a team-high 12 rebounds, three blocks, and four steals. The Eagles shot only 24 percent (6-25) from the field the second half after going 12-20 in the first half (60 percent).
William and Mary (5-7, 1-0 CAA) also got 19 points and 11 rebounds from Quintina Walker and 10 points from Megan Baier.
In the first half, the Eagles came back from as many as five down to take a seven-point lead, 34-27, with 1:44 left, but William & Mary hit four of six free-throws to cut the lead to three at the half. AU was paced by Kaitlin Schuyler's (Fr., G, Baltimore, MD/Mercy) nine first-half points.
William and Mary next travels to East Carolina on Sun., Jan. 2 at 2:00 pm. The Eagles return home to battle Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday at 2:00 pm in Bender Arena.