Devon Saddler scored 19 points and Kyle Anderson added 16 points and nine rebounds as host Delaware beat William & Mary 66-56 on Wednesday in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Newark, Del. The Blue Hens (10-11, 5-3 CAA) earned their second win in three days, having beaten Drexel 66-64 on Monday in Philadelphia. The Tribe (8-12, 2-7) lost for the ninth time in 10 games. William & Mary was paced by guard Marcus Thornton, who scored 22 points, and Tim Rusthoven, who had 13 points and four rebounds. Rusthoven averaged 19.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in his previous three games. Delaware led 46-34 with 9:53 left in the game and was leading 63-48 with 1:16 to go. William & Mary's Matt Rum hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to make it 64-56, but it was too late for the Tribe, who have struggled mightily since the holidays. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 12-6 lead, and they were ahead 27-19 at halftime. Saddler had nine first-half points and Jamelle Hagins had eight. Rusthoven had seven points at halftime, while all-CAA guard Thornton was held to three. Hagins finished the night with 12 points. Thornton has scored at least 10 points in each of his past 22 games. The Tribe hosts Hofstra on Saturday, while Delaware hosts UNC-Wilmington the same day. This was the only regular-season meeting between the teams.
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