Senior guard Bradley Riester scored 28 points in 29 minutes, and added nine rebounds to lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to an 80-60 Capital Athletic Conference win over visiting York College on Saturday. The Eagles improve to 10-1 overall, and 4-0 in league play.
The Eagles forged a 29-point halftime lead, thanks in large part to 10-18 shooting as a team from three-point range. After the teams traded baskets to start the game, the Eagles scored nine straight to take command. three pointers from Dylan Farinet and Taylor and a three-point play from John Lutkenhaus provided the points in the run.
A 19-0 Eagle run midway through the half extended the lead to 31, at 41-10, with 7:12 remaining. Riester scored nine in that span. Another three from Riester built the lead to a first-half high 33 points at 52-19 with 2:01 left, and UMW held a 52-23 lead at intermission.
The Eagles outscored the Spartans, 15-7, to open the second half, to open the lead to a game-high 40 points at 70-30 with 12:58 to play. The Spartans answered with a 17-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 70-47 with 5:30 remaining, and after UMW returned the lead to 25, York chipped away to force the final score to 80-60.
Riester scored 28 points on 9-16 shooting, including 7-11 three pointers, and led all players with nine rebounds. Farinet scored 14 for the Eagles on 5-11 shooting and added eight rebounds and a career-high six assists. Yok was led by Ryan Beaver's 14 points.
The Eagles shot 43.1% from the floor (28-65), including 18-34 (53.9%) in the first half, and connected for 16-33 three pointers on the day. York shot 40.4% from the field, making 7-23 long-range attempts. The Eagles controlled the glass with a 50-24 rebounding advantage.
Mary Washington will visit Salisbury University on Wednesday in another CAC contest at 8:00 p.m. from Maryland's Eastern Shore.