UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The William and Mary women's basketball team fell to Drexel, 65-31, in quarterfinal action of the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Friday night at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. Senior Taylor Hilton led the Green and Gold with her third career double-double, which consisted of 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Tribe closes out the season with an overall record of 8-22. Drexel upped its record to 21-9 on the year as it advances to face James Madison in Saturday's second semifinal game slated to get underway at 4:30 p.m.
Five members of the Green and Gold represented the Tribe for the final time on Friday night. Seniors Janine Aldridge, Emily Correal, Taylor Hilton, Jaclyn McKenna and Chanel Murchison played in a W&M uniform one last time.
Aldridge finishes a decorated career ranking first in school history and fifth in CAA history in 3-pointers made (304), while her 260 career steals are tops in the W&M record books. Correal, who established a new school record with her 114th career start on Friday night, finishes her career ranking sixth on W&M's all-time scoring list with 1,349 career points.
In the early going, both squads traded buckets as Hilton's reverse layup at the 15:20 mark got W&M to within 6-5.
However, the Dragons took control of the opening stanza courtesy of a 15-0 run, which propelled Drexel to a 21-5 advantage. Mathieu's lay up at the 9:30 juncture snapped the run but Drexel answered with seven consecutive points as its lead swelled to 28-7.
The Green and Gold answered with consecutive buckets, both coming from Hilton, as W&M cut the deficit to 28-11. Once again, Drexel answered with eight consecutive points as it went into the locker rooms with a 36-11 lead at intermission.
Second half action opened with the Dragons scoring nine of the first 11 points as it commanded a 45-13 lead with 16:51 left to play. Hilton shined in the final 20 minutes of action as she netted nine of her team-high 15 points in the final stanza.
Taylor Wootton and Hollie Mershon led Drexel with 17 and 11 points, respectively.
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