Spiders stifle Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WWBT) - The Spiders led by as many as 23 points, and held on to beat Wake Forest 70-62 Saturday in Winston-Salem.  The Spiders are now 11-5 in the last 16 games against BCS Conference teams.

Kendall Anthony came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points as Richmond beat Wake Forest 70-62 on Saturday.  Anthony, a 5-foot-8, 140-pound freshman, was 6 of 11 from the field with two 3-pointers, and 7 of 9 from the free-throw line. He had a key 3-pointer with 2:32 left to help fight off a Wake Forest rally.

The Spiders held a 31-22 lead at halftime and led by as many as 23 with 11:34 remaining, thanks to a 16-3 spurt early in the second half. The Spiders scored on nine of their first 10 possessions of the second half.

It marked the second straight year that Richmond (6-2) has beaten Wake Forest (5-3). The Spiders won 90-74 in Richmond last season.

Richmond also got 15 points and seven assists from Cedrick Lindsay, and 12 points from Derrick Williams. Darrius Garrett had nine points and five blocked shots.

The Spiders next game is Friday's Black and Blue Classic at VCU.

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