Williamstown, Massachusetts – Sean Bryan and Josiah Green scored 27 points together, but Williams built an 18 point advantage at halftime and gave Salem State their first loss of the season, 77-62 on day two of the Purple & Gold Classic at Chandler High School. The Ephs improve to 3-0, while the Vikings are now 4-1 a year.
Williams never lagged behind in the game and had a 14-2 lead. Salem State only managed 13 points at halfway through the first half and shot 9 of 32 (28.1%) off the floor in the first half. A tip-in from Conner Byrne pulled Salem State to 10, but an 8-0 run of the Ephs in the final 2:36 brought the home team into the break with 39:21. Williams hit over 50% of his shots (15-28) and held a sovereign 21-11 cross in rebounds.
Bryan scored 12 of his team-high 15 points in the second half, but Williams pushed the lead down to 25 to a basket from Cole Prowitt-Smith at the 15:23 mark. The lead grew to up to 30 points before Williams went on the bench. Eight quick points from Javier Osorio, including two threesomes, helped reduce the lead to 12, 74-62 at 2:26, but the Ephs kept Salem State in check the rest of the way before settling for a 15-point Satisfied victory.
Williams finished the race 43-24 ahead on rebounds, resulting in 15 second chance points. Green scored 12 points for Salem State while Byrne had nine points and 10 rebounds in loss.
SPencer Spivy led Williams with 17 points and six rebounds. Three more Ephs also became double digits. Sophomore Nate Karren scored 14 points on a 6-9 shootout from the field, as did Prowitt-Smith and Brandon Roughley, who scored 11 points each.