Tribe pulls away from Towson late, led by Tremba's 17 points

Marlena Tremba had 17 points and three steals as William and Mary beat Towson 68-55 Sunday at Kaplan Arena, outscoring the Tigers 21-11 in the final quarter.

Abby Rendle scored 13 for the Tribe (16-8, 6-7 Colonial Athletic Association), which has won the most games in one season since 2006-07.

Alexandra Masaquel had eight points, six assists and 10 rebounds, and Bianca Boggs had nine points and nine rebounds.

For the Tigers (11-13, 4-9), who are coached by Phoebus High alumna Niki Reid Geckeler, Mary Cuevas had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Raven Bankston scored 11 points and Sianni Martin 10. But Towson was just 15-of-30 from the free-throw line.

Women's lacrosse

No. 2 Maryland beat William and Mary 13-3 in a season opener, breaking away from a 2-2 tie by holding the Tribe scoreless for more than 46 minutes.

Senior Lindsey Jenks led the Tribe with two goals and three draw controls, while junior Alexandria Specht also scored.

Men's tennis

William and Mary (4-4) won 6-1 Sunday at Winthrop, the Big South favorite, as Damon Niquet gained his third straight singles victory for the clincher.

Host Elon beat visiting William and Mary 5-2 Saturday in a close match that could be a preview of a late-round matchup in the CAA tournament in April.

W&M's No. 3 doubles team of Christian Cargill and Alec Miller won their set, but the Phoenix (3-5) took the doubles point with wins on lines 1 and 2.

In singles, five of the six matches went to three sets. Damon Niquet and Michael Ruamthong prevailed for the Tribe (3-4) on lines 5 and 6, respectively. ...

Women's tennis

Host Wake Forest shut out W&M 7-0.

W&M (3-4) won 6-3 on doubles line 2 with Lauren Goodman and Olivia Thaler, but Wake (7-2) took the sets on lines 1 and 3 for the doubles point.

The only Tribe player to win a set was on line 5, where Maria Groener lost 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-2) to Chandler Carter.

Men's gymnastics

William and Mary earned its second consecutive dual-meet victory with a 394.7–376.95 triumph against Illinois-Chicago at the Peach Tree Invitational in Lawrenceville, Ga.

In addition to winning all six events, W&M posted season highs on floor (67.1) and vault (69.8).

The Tribe's Aria Sabbagh (75.65) and sophomore Jack Hasenkopf (73.6) were the meet's lone all-around competitors.

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