Powers shines in hometown swansong

Powers shines in hometown swansong

It isn’t often the Kaplan Arena public address announcer has to sound out “from Williamsburg” when reading the pregame starting lineups.

Hosftra senior point guard Deron Powers, who had 19 points with five assists and five rebounds, received that treatment Thursday in the Pride's 96-82 win at William and Mary, much to the delight of his hometown support behind Hofstra’s bench.

The Hampton University transfer said there was no way he was going to have a bad game in front of his friends and family.

The former Williamsburg Christian Academy star did not disappoint, shooting 6-for-13 from the field including a 3-pointer. He was 6-for-8 from the free throw line and scored...