Tribe men's basketball closes out Jamaica trip with perfect mark

The William and Mary men's basketball team closed out its exhibition trip to Jamaica with a 3-0 record after a 71-47 win over the Minto 79ers on Thursday in Ocho Rios.

Senior David Cohn led the Tribe with 18 points to go along with seven assists, while Connor Burchfield tallied his third-straight double-digit effort with 14 points, including a 4-for-6 effort from 3-point range.

Sophomores Nathan Knight and Justin Pierce led the Tribe on the glass. Pierce had a game-high 14 rebounds along with seven points, while Knight tallied eight points and 11 rebounds.

William and Mary improved to 2-0 on its exhibition trip with a 98-53 win Tuesday over a Jamaican Select team.

The Tribe once again placed six players in double figures and connected on 18 3-pointers, shooting 46.2 percent from long range.

Burchfield paced William and Mary with 16 points, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range, and had six rebounds and four assists. Cohn added 15 points and eight assists, while freshman Jihar Williams enjoyed his second-straight double-digit effort, hitting five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points.

Pierce had 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end.

William and Mary played without Paul Rowley all three games of the trip due to injury and Matt Milon missed the last game with an injury.

Women's basketball

William and Mary announced its nonconference ledger on Thursday.

The schedule includes home dates with Fairfield (first meeting between programs), Loyola, Md., Davidson, USC Upstate, Old Dominion, and Norfolk State.

The away tilts are at Howard (season opener), St. John's, East Carolina, Richmond, and St. Francis, Pa.

Colonial Athletic Association

The Colonial Athletic Association extended its partnership with Stretch Internet by signing a new multi-year agreement.

Stretch is the official streaming provider for the CAA and nine of its members. During the 2016-17 season, Stretch streamed video and audio content of more than 2,000 events from CAA schools.

Football

In the Chicago Bears' 24-17 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday, former Tribe player B.W. Webb was among Chicago's leading tacklers, with three.

DeAndre Houston-Carson, who had two tackles last year in his rookie season, had one tackle on Thursday for the Bears.

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