BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Freshman Anthony Johnson scored 16 points as Fairfield took a 61-45 victory over William & Mary on Saturday.
The Stags (12-17) received 13 points and five rebounds from freshman Greg Nero and 12 points from Jonathan Han in the victory, their ninth win in 11 games.The game snapped a three-game winning streak for the Tribe (15-12). Adam Payton led William & Mary with 16 points, and Peter Stein added 10 points.Fairfield took a 21-13 halftime lead and never trailed in the second half. The Tribe closed within 32-25 on Danny Sumner's jumper with 11:26 remaining, but the Stags got their lead back to 11 points over the next two minutes.Saturday's game was just the second meeting between the schools, and the first since the 1973-74 season.The Stags shot 42 percent from the floor, committing only seven turnovers. The Tribe shot 41.9 percent from the floor, committing 16 turnovers.William & Mary's last lead of the game was 4-2 in the opening minutes. Fairfield closed the half with a 13-5 run to seize control.