CASTLETON, VT--The Williams College Ephs (8-3) rode a 47-point first half and exceptional three-point shooting (13-25) to defeat the Castleton State Spartans (4-7) by a final score of 81-55. Sophomore guard Cole Teal scored 21 points for the Ephs, all of them coming from behind the arc.
Williams began the game on a 16-3 run and never looked back, as they took a 47-27 lead into halftime. The Ephs outrebounded the Spartans 19-8 in the first half.
Castleton showed some fight early in the second half and cut the Ephs' lead to 52-38 with 15:56 remaining in the game on a three-pointer by Ryan Merget. Williams would respond with a 13-0 run that would effectively seal the win.
The Ephs' balanced scoring attack proved to be too much for Castleton. 11 different players scored points for Williams. Freshman swingman Kyle Scadlock was the only Eph player besides Teal to score double-digit points. He finished with 11. Senior center Edward Flynn pulled down 11 rebounds.
Rob Coloutti led the Spartans with 20 points.
Williams next plays at Amherst on Friday, January 8th at 7:00 P.M.