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Richmond has 4 in double figures as Spiders hold on to beat UMass 56-53 for fifth straight win


AMHERST, Massachusetts — Kendall Anthony scored 14 points to lead four in double figures as Richmond beat Massachusetts 56-53 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory.

Richmond led 27-25 at the break, and opened the second half on a 10-2 surge to make it 37-27 and the Spiders led the rest of the way.

Terry Allen scored 13 points, T.J. Cline had 12 and ShawnDre' Jones chipped in 11 for Richmond (18-12, 11-6 Atlantic 10).

Donte Clark converted a three-point play to pull UMass within 48-45 with 1:40 to play. Back-to-back layups stretched the Spiders lead to six with 45 second left. The Minutemen's Cady Lalanne answered with a tip-in bucket, but Allen scored a layup and Anthony made a pair of free throws to seal it for the Spiders.

Lalanne led UMass (17-13, 10-7) with 14 points and Clark, who added 12, hit a 3 at the buzzer to end it.

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