William & Mary snapped an eight-game losing streak, beating visiting Towson 63-56 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Kaplan Arena in Williamsburg, Va. Four players scored in double figures for the Tribe, led by Marcus Thornton, who had 16 points. Tim Rusthoven added 14 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Gaillard scored 14 points, and Brandon finished with 12 points. Marcus Damas topped the Tigers (10-12, 5-4 CAA) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Jerrelle Benimon scored 12 points, and Jerome Hairston added 11. William & Mary (8-11, 2-6) trailed 30-29 at halftime. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the second half, and Towson was on top 54-52 after Damas' layup with 3:42 to play. The Tribe closed the game with an 11-2 run to pull away for the victory. Britt and Thornton scored 10 of the Tribe's 11 points in the final surge, with Julian Boatner adding a free throw in the final seconds. William & Mary plays a conference road game Wednesday against Delaware. Towson plays at last-place Old Dominion on Wednesday.
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