ATHENS, Ohio - Playing without point guard Cedrick Lindsay for the second-straight game, Richmond led by two with 14 minutes to go but Ohio finished off the Spiders 73-48 Saturday.The Spiders (4-2) were led by junior forward Derrick Williams who scored a game-high 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor while grabbing six rebounds. Senior guard Darien Brothers added 16 points behind 4-of-5 shooting from deep, while sophomore Kendall Anthony chipped in 15.
Imposing his will in the paint, Williams was a force for the Spiders in first half, helping lead Richmond to a 30-27 lead over Ohio at the half. Williams scored 14 points in the first 20 minutes, going 8-of-11 from the free throw line. While Williams controlled the inside, Brothers was attacking from the outside, hitting three 3-pointers in the first half.
In the second half, Ohio seized control of the game thanks in part to a 22-6 run over a 10-minute span. The Bobcats went on to defeat the Spiders, 73-48, in Athens.
The Richmond Spiders men's basketball team will return to the Robins Center on Wednesday, November 28 when the team will host in-state rival William & Mary at 7 p.m. The game will be part of a doubleheader at the Robins Center, with the Richmond women's basketball team playing North Carolina A&T at 4 p.m.