Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) - Taran Buie recorded a game-high 24 points as the Hofstra Pride defeated the William & Mary Tribe, 70-59, in Colonial Athletic Association action at the Mack Sports Complex.
Buie was 8-of-17 from the floor for William & Mary (5-11, 2-1 CAA) in the victory. Stevie Mejia was one assist shy of a double-double with 14 points. David Imes was two rebounds short of a double-double with 10 points as Hofstra won for the second time in the last three games.
For the Tribe (7-8, 1-3), Brandon Britt recorded a team-high 21 points and four assists. Marcus Thornton scored 17 points and Kyle Gaillard chipped in 10 points as William & Mary recorded it's fifth straight loss.
Hofstra was 12-of-28 from the floor, while limiting the Tribe to a mere 6- of-22 shooting and 1-of-11 from 3-point range in the first half. The Tribe trailed the Pride 27-17 at halftime.
Hofstra knocked down 55 percent from the floor including 4-of-9 from long range while limiting the Tribe to 39.4 percent from the floor including 3- of-14 from beyond the arc.
Hofstra kept the lead for the entire game, shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while limiting the Tribe to a mere 4-of-25 from beyond the arc on the day.