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Tigers suffer first loss in tourney

Sunday, November 29, 2009

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- David Gonzalvez scored 18 points to lead Richmond to a thrilling 59-52 win over Missouri on Saturday night to clinch the South Padre Island Invitational.

Gonzalvez gave the Spiders (6-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with a little more than four minutes remaining.

The Tigers (4-1) kept it close after that, even pulling within two points when Laurence Bowers hit a shot with eight seconds left to make it 54-52.

However, after being fouled, Kevin Anderson hit two free throws with four seconds left to give Richmond some breathing room. He scored 14 points overall.

Anderson, who also hit the winning shot against Mississippi State the night before, was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Sophomore guard Kim English led the Tigers off the bench with 14 points.


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