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Pierce leads hot-shooting William & Mary past Elon 99-92

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Justin Pierce scored five of his 30 points in the final 90 seconds as William & Mary, after losing a big, second-half lead, held off Elon 99-92 Thursday night to retain a hold on first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Charleston also won Thursday, moving into a tie for first in the CAA and plays William & Mary February 8.

The Tribe (15-7, 8-3) shot 57 percent from the field (36 of 63), made 13 of 25 3-pointers and racked up 25 assists against just eight turnovers.

Pierce was 10 of 14 shooting, 6 of 9 from distance, Nathan Knight added 20 points, Connor Burchfield 17 and Paul Rowley 16.

Elon trailed by 20 midway through the second half but rallied as close as three twice in the last 3:30. Dainan Swoope hit a 3 to bring the Phoenix to 87-84, and Tyler Siebring scored to come as close as 89-86 with 2:42 remaining.

But Knight scored a layup and Pierce hit the last of his 3-pointers for five unanswered points by the 1:37 mark.

Siebring scored 28 and Swoope 25 to lead Elon (13-11, 5-6).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Phoenix 13-11 395392
home team logo Tribe 15-7 524799
Team Stats
away team logo Phoenix 13-11 70.3 PPG 37 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Tribe 15-7 74.3 PPG 37.3 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
41
T. Seibring 16.8 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.5 APG 51.5 FG%
13
N. Knight 19.4 PPG 7.7 RPG 3.3 APG 58.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB