Dec 04, 2012
Curry opened the first half on a 25-10 run, including six-of-six from beyond the arc. Jones accounted for four of the three-pointers, one of which capped off the run with 14:10 on the clock. Williams chipped away at the lead, trimming the deficit to four (53-49) heading into intermission after junior John Weinheimer (River Forest, Ill.) hit a jumper with three seconds remaining in the first period.
Senior James Klemm (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) sank back-to-back shots from beyond the arc to open the second frame, giving the Ephs their first lead of the game (55-53) with 18:54 left in regulation. With 1:37 on the clock, junior Michael Mayer (Durham, N.C.) extended Williams’ lead to 10 (91-81) after splitting a pair of free throws. The Colonels managed to cut the lead to three (92-89) with 36 seconds left and two (95-93) with eight seconds left, but couldn’t manage to complete the comeback as sophomore Daniel Wohl (La Canada, Canada) sank a pair from the charity stripe to secure the 97-93 victory for the Ephs.
Mayer accumulated team-highs in points (26) and rebounds (11) to record the double-double. Klemm and junior Taylor Epley (Louisville, Ken.) added 22 points apiece.
Jones also recorded a double-double, pulling down a team best 10 rebounds to go along with his 34 points. Junior Lambros Papalambros contributed 20 points, while dishing out a game-high seven assists. Classmates A.J. Stephens (Stamford, Conn.) and Carlos Ribeiro (Charlestown, Mass.) scored 16 and 11 points, respectively.
Williams resumes play tomorrow night, hosting Castleton for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. Curry returns to action on Thursday at UMass Dartmouth for a 7:00 p.m. contest.