#14 Williams College 71, Connecticut College 50
Gross Contributes with 10 Points Off of Camel Bench
NEW LONDON, Conn. -Junior guard James Klemm (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) poured in a game-high 19 points to lead the 14th ranked Williams College men's basketball team to a 71-50 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Ephs improve their record to 13-3 and are 2-2 in the NESCAC, while the Camels fall to 5-10 with an 0-4 mark in conference play.
Klemm was 7-for-12 from the field and 5-for-10 from long distance. Sophomore center Michael Mayer (Durham, N.C.) chipped in with 14 points for the visitors.
Connecticut College sophomore Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) finished with 15 points and six rebounds in the setback. Bryan Gross (Great Falls, Va.) scored 10 point in 13 minutes of action off the bench.
"We had a tough day offensively and never really found our rhythm," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said.
"Williams was able to capitalize on a few ball handling mistakes at the beginning of the second half and we never recovered from that."
This was a back and forth battle in the opening half. Williams led by as many as six but a Vadas field goal with 1:55 to go trimmed the visitors' advantage to 30-28.
On the ensuing possession, Klemm knocked down a three and the visitors carried a 33-28 lead into the break.
Midway through the second half, the Ephs found their range on the perimeter and were able to take hold of their largest lead at 59-34 when Klemm buried a three ball at the 10:33 mark.
The visitors were able to hold on for the 71-50 victory.
Williams will return home to host the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds Thursday night for a 7:00 p.m. game.
Connecticut College will take on the Coast Guard Monday night for a 7:00 p.m. game at Luce Field House.
January 14, 2012