WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team dropped its second straight road contest on Saturday night at William & Mary, falling 89-59 in Williamsburg, Va. The Blue Hose fall to 1-2 on the season, while the Tribe improved to 2-1 in the early going.
Player of the Game
Freshman Jo'Vontae Millner led the way for PC with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six rebounds to pace the Blue Hose in both categories. Millner leads PC in scoring on the year at 13.3 points per game with double-digit points in two of his three collegiate games. Ed Drew added a season-high 10 points and five rebounds on the night.
Stat of the Game
PC totaled a season-high 14 assists in the loss and tied its season-high with six made three-pointers. William & Mary nailed 15 three-pointers on the night on 34 attempts to key the Tribe in the victory, while totaling 27 assists on its 32 made field goals.
How It Happened
The first half featured a number of runs by both sides, as William & Mary got out to a fast start, opening the game on a 9-0 run in the first two minutes. J.C. Younger would end the run with a three-pointer to get the Blue Hose on the board and help PC cut the deficit to four at 13-9 a few minutes later. The Tribe would answer, though, with 13-0 run to jump out to a 26-9 lead with 12:45 to play in the opening period. The Blue Hose followed that up with 10-0 run of their own to make it a 26-19 game with 7:45 left in the half. The lead for the Tribe would get as high as 16 from there but PC got baskets from Davon Bell and Ruben Arroyo in the final minute to make it a halftime lead of 41-29.
William & Mary took control in the second half, never leading by fewer than double digits. The Tribe was able to force eight PC turnovers in the half, leading to 13 of their 48 second-half points. They also drained eight shots from behind the arc in the second half on 17 tries. Millner, Drew and Reggie Dillard combined to score 25 of PC’s 30 second-half points. The three went 11-of-18 from the field in the final period, while the remainder of the team was 2-for-10.
- PC connected on 5-of-8 three-pointers in the opening half of the game, while going 5-of-13 on two-point field goals in the period.
- Davon Bell recorded a season-high five assists on the night and is now averaging 3.6 assists per game for PC.
- PC finished the game 6-of-13 (46.2 percent) from behind the three-point line, its best mark of the season. It is the team’s highest three-point percentage since going 7-of-15 (46.7 percent) against High Point on February 27 last season.
PC returns home to face VMI on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. in the Templeton Center.