Men’s Basketball Falls Short Against Spiders
DAVIDSON — An 11-0 run helped the Davidson Wildcats get within range of Richmond Wednesday night, but the Spiders held off their charge to leave Belk Arena with a 61-57 Atlantic 10 Conference victory.
With the loss, the Wildcats fell to 9-8 overall and 2-3 in league play, while the Spiders (10-7) moved to 3-1 in the A-10.
After starting the night with a 6-0 lead, the Wildcats trailed the rest of the way and fell behind 52-37 after a 14-2 Spiders’ run midway through the second half. But Davidson pulled within four with 11 straight points, including 3-pointers from Connor Kochera and Desmond Watson and a Sam Mennengadunk.
A Grant Huffman layup cut it to 59-57 with 25.9 seconds left, but Richmond extended its lead to the final margin with two free throws from Tyler Burton to seal it.
Mennenga finished with a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 11 points, while Watson had 13 points and nine rebounds. Huffman also scored 11.
For Richmond, Burton scored a game-high 17 to go with 12 boards, and Jason Nelson hit four treys en route to 16 points.
The Wildcats will visit George Mason Saturday, Jan. 14 for a 12 p.m. A-10 contest.