Sumner leads William & Mary to 71-50 victory over Fairfield

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP)—Danny Sumner scored 13 points to lead William and Mary to a 71-50 victory over Fairfield on Monday.

Three-point baskets by both teams dominated the start of the first half, as the Tribe scored its first 15 points off the long-range jumper. Nine of the Stags’ first 15 points came on 3-pointers. The lead changed hands three times before Sumner hit a pair of free throws with 8:45 left in the first half to put William and Mary (4-7) ahead for good.

The Tribe broke open a close game with an 18-7 run over four and a half minutes in the second half, taking a 54-38 lead with 12:16 left.

Chris Darnell and Nathan Mann each added 12 points for the Tribe.

Greg Nero led Fairfield (3-9) with 12 points and six rebounds, and Jonathan Han added 11 points.

Fairfield outrebounded William and Mary 39-36, but came up short in shooting, hitting just 28 percent of its field goal attempts to William and Mary’s 46 percent.

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