Saturday, February 17, 2007

Half-Time Update; Fairfield Leads W&M 21-13

The Stags went on a slight burst of energy down the stretch of the first half to pull ahead 21-13. Fairfield went on a 6-2 run to end the half.

The Stags made a great play with 1:31 left as pressure forced the Tribe to make a pass from the corner towards mid court. Anthony Johnson grabbed the pass and as he fell out of bounds he threw the ball off of Adam Payton, giving Fairfield the ball back.

With 3.1 seconds left Payton drove and was fouled by Johnson, making both free throws to end the half.

First-Half Notes:

  • William and Mary was held to just 13 points on 5-for-21 shooting from the floor (23.8%). The Tribe were 0-for-7 from three point distance and 3-for-6 from the free throw line. Adam Payton leads the way with 9 points and only two other players have scored, Peter Stein and Nathan Mann each have 2 points.
  • Fairfield was not much better, 8-for-26 from the floor for 21 points. The Stags are 3-for-13 from three. Anthony Johnson and Greg Nero each have four points, Jonathan Han has five, and Marty O'Sullivan leads the way with eight points.
  • Both teams seem to be playing without energy. It appears that neither team really wants to be here, as both teams have nothing to gain from the game.
  • Michael Van Schaick `07 was held scoreless as he picked up two quick fouls and played just nine minutes in the half.
  • The Stags are being out rebounded 20-17. Nero and Mann both have four rebounds to lead all players.
  • The Tribe have committed 9 turnovers, compared to Fairfield's 5.
  • The Stags have given up the least amount of points in a half this year, giving up 17 to Central Arkansas earlier this year.
-Tom Cleary

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