Tribe roundup: W&M's comeback effort falls short in loss at Hofstra

Justin Pierce compiled 24 points and 14 rebounds for William and Mary, but the Tribe lost 90-84 at Hofstra on Thursday in Hempstead, N.Y.

Eli Pemberton had a team-high 26 points, Rokas Gustys added 22 points and 21 rebounds, Justin Wright-Foreman totaled 19 points and seven assists and Jalen Ray posted 13 points and four steals for the Pride (16-11, 9-6 CAA), who led by as many as 17 points in the first half.

David Cohn added 18 points and Nathan Knight and Matt Lion scored 16 each for W&M (16-10, 9-6), who drew within 80-76 with 52.7 seconds left. Wright-Foreman, the CAA’s leading scorer, put the game away by making a contested 3-pointer with 30 seconds left.

Swimming and diving

William and Mary’s men and women took the overall lead early in the CAA championships in Christiansburg.

Through Thursday’s first session, the Tribe men held the lead in the five-team meet with 204 points, with Drexel in second with 157. The Tribe’s finalists included Jamestown High alum Colin Wright, whose preliminary time of 19.71 in the 50-yard freestyle ranked him as the top seed for the finals.

Williamsburg’s Carter Kale of W&M qualified third in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:29.96. He’s the defending champion in that event. ...

In the CAA women’s meet, the Tribe led through the first Thursday session with 153 points, while Towson and Drexel were tied for second at 110.

Megan Bull set a Tribe freshman record of 4:50.89 in the 500-yard freestyle to enter the final as the No. 1 seed. W&M’s Julia Bland also was a No. 1 seed, finishing the 200 individual medley prelims in 2:03.60.

Men’s golf

William and Mary resumes its season when it hosts The Invitational at Savannah Harbor Golf Club. The 16-team event gets underway with 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday. Both days begin at 8:15 a.m.

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