The Richmond Spiders used a 10-0 second half run to take the lead for good and hold off the rival William & Mary Tribe 71-60 on Wednesday in Williamsburg, Va.
Tribe forward Sean Sheldon made a layup to give William & Mary (4-4) a 55-50 lead with less than eight minutes to play, but that was the team's last field goal until guard Marcus Thornton knocked down a three-pointer with 56 seconds to play. By then, Richmond (7-2) had gone on a 19-2 run to take control. Guard Kendall Anthony knocked down a pair of three-pointers after the Sheldon layup to give the Spiders the lead, and it was 60-55 when Tribe forward Tim Rustoven ended the run with a free throw. Richmond then scored nine of the next 10 points to end the suspense.
Richmond guard Cedrick Lindsay scored 22 points to lead the Spiders. Anthony had 19, including 11 in a first half, where he went 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.
Thornton had 26 points for the Tribe to lead all scorers.
Richmond held William & Mary to 30 percent shooting in the first half, but the Tribe knocked down 14 of its 16 attempts at the free throw line to stay within 36-30 at the break. William & Mary heated in the second half and finished 10 of 22 from three-point range, but the Spiders forced 18 turnovers to mitigate that damage.
This was the 199th meeting between the two schools. Richmond now leads the series 101-98.