Williamsburg, Va. (December 18, 2016) – William & Mary used a big first half to open a 26-point lead at the break, and held off Mount St. Mary's University in the final two quarters to capture a 68-46 victory on Sunday afternoon at Kaplan Arena.
Marlena Tremba went 7-for-10 from the field, including a 5-for-8 mark from downtown for a game-high 19 points for the Tribe. Alexandra Massaquel registered a double-double with a 12-point, 10-rebound effort.
Stacey Koutris led the way for the Mount with a team-high 11 points, nearly matching her career high of 12 which she set at Saint Francis U in 2015. Seniors Alexis Carter and Kayla Bates chipped in with nine points apiece, and Kathleen Belanger-Finn added eight.
William & Mary (8-1) held the Mount to just four points in the first quarter on 2-of-12 (16.7-percent) shooting from the field to take a 26-4 advantage into the second. The Tribe outscored the Mount by four points in the ensuing frame to push their advantage to 41-15 heading into halftime. Tremba and Masaquel combined for 21 points in the half to pace the Tribe.
The Mountaineers (2-8) got back within striking distance with a strong third period as they outscored W&M by a 21-14 margin to cut the deficit to 55-36. Belanger-Finn went 6-for-6 from the free throw line and tallied all eight of her points in the quarter, while Stacey Koutris added six of her 11 points in the frame.
The Mount wasn't able to trim its deficit under 19 in the fourth period as the Tribe closed out the 68-46 win for their eighth straight victory.
The Mount wraps up non-conference play with a matchup at 14th-ranked West Virginia on Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.