Another big night for Thornton, another blowout win for Tribe

Tribe Athletics/WAVY SPORTS

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.- (WAVY) – Head coach Tony Shaver could not have drawn up a better start for his College of William & Mary team. The Tribe (8-5, 2-0) won their second straight Colonial Athletic Association game in blowout fashion, taking care of Drexel 73-47 on Tuesday night.

Last season, the same game ended with then-junior guard Marcus Thornton draining a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give William & Mary a 68-66 win. This time around, the senior poured in 23 points, and hit five 3-pointers, making any kind of heroics unnecessary.

He wasn’t the only one that made themselves at home in Philly. The tribe shot 55 percent from the floor and hit 11 three pointers as a team, connecting on 44 percent from the bonusphere.

The defense played equally as well against a reeling Drexel team, hold the Dragons to just 32 percent shooting from the field and 23 percent from three-point range.

The Tribe’s first two conference wins against Drexel and the College of Charleston have come by a total of 148-92. They won both by an average of 28 points.

The next two games should provide some stingier competition. The Tribe travel to Elon (9-6,1-1) on Thursday and will host James Madison University (9-6, 2-0) in Willimsburg on Saturday.

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