Hofstra guard Mike Moore drives around Delaware guard Devon Saddler....

Hofstra guard Mike Moore drives around Delaware guard Devon Saddler. (Feb. 14, 2012) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

It was another strong effort that failed to produce a positive result Wednesday night as visiting Hofstra fell to William & Mary, 75-71, in a Colonial Athletic Association game.

The Pride trailed by six points on three separate occasions in the second half and eventually trimmed their deficit to 72-71 on two free throws by Mike Moore with 49 seconds remaining.

But a three-pointer by William & Mary's Brandon Britt and two missed threes by Hofstra in the final 18 seconds ended the rally.

Moore had 25 points and Nathaniel Lester added 18 points and eight rebounds for Hofstra.

Quinn McDowell had 21 points and Britt added 18 for William & Mary.

Hofstra falls to 9-21 and 2-15 in the conference. William & Mary is 6-24 and 4-13.

Hofstra led 27-21 midway through the first half, but the Tribe stormed back and ended the half on a 21-12 run for a 42-39 halftime advantage.

"We had a couple of defensive breakdowns tonight," coach Mo Cassara said. "It's one of those years."

The Pride will get one more chance to add to its regular-season win total when it hosts UNC-Wilmington at the Mack Sports Complex on Saturday.


Stony Brook women fall

The Stony Brook women's basketball team dropped a tightly contested game to Hartford, 49-42, at Pritchard Gymnasium. Senior Whitney Davis paced the Seawolves (4-24, 1-14 America East) with 12 points.

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