William and Mary’s 90-55 win over Longwood came close to a clinic, as the Tribe tallied a program-record 28 assists on 38 made baskets. Three players recorded five assists as the College (4-2) reset the assist record for the second time in head coach Ed Swanson’s tenure.
Sophomore guard Marlena Tremba continued to shine, leading the College with a game-high 19 points. Senior center Mackenzie Morrison and sophomore forward Alexandra Masaquel each scored 10 points to round out an offensive performance that saw the Tribe lead by as many as 38 points. All told, 13 of the 14 players who appeared on the court scored.
The College carried a 48-26 lead into the break. Sophomore guard Brooke Stewart drained three shots from beyond the arc as the Tribe finished the half shooting north of 60 percent from both the field and beyond the arc.
The second half saw more of the same. Longwood (0-4) struggled to string together any kind of run as the College continued to race to the century mark. Despite falling 10 points shy, the effort marked the third time the Tribe scored 90 points or more in Swanson’s tenure. A Feb. 16 97-point output against the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is the last time the College scored more than 90 points.
For the fourth time this season, the Tribe shot better then 40 percent from the field. The College will look to continue the offensive success against Radford and La Salle during next week’s two-game road trip.
Flat Hat Sports Desk Player of the Game: sophomore guard Marlena Tremba 19 points (7 of 8 FG, 4 of 5 3-point), three assists, 22 minutes