RICHMOND, Va. • Kendall Anthony made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points Wednesday, leading Richmond to a 91-68 rout of Air Force.
The 5-foot-8 Anthony, inserted into the starting lineup in place of injured Derrick Williams, missed only twice from beyond the arc in topping his previous high of 24 points. Darien Brothers added six 3-pointers and 25 points for the Spiders (10-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Michael Lyons led the Falcons (8-4) with 19 points.
Anthony followed a 3-pointer by teammate Deion Taylor with one of his own. After Terry Allen scored on a drive for the Spiders, Anthony hit again from behind the arc. After a free throw by Kamryn Williams for the Falcons, Anthony hit two more 3s, then made a steal and layup to give Richmond a 39-23 lead.
In all, he scored 14 of the Spiders’ 19 points during a 19-5 blitz, and got the last eight in a matter of 26 seconds.
Brothers, who scored Richmond’s first seven points of the game, then scored its last nine of the half to make it 48-30.
The first meeting of the schools was a reunion of sorts for Spiders coach Chris Mooney, who spent five seasons at Air Force, the last one as head coach, before coming to Richmond for the 2005-06 season. The Falcons were ninth nationally with an average of nine 3-pointers, but had one in the first half while the Spiders had 10 on 15 attempts.
The Spiders made 12 of their first 17 3-point tries and finished with a school-record 16 3-pointers in 26 tries.
Air Force finished just 4 for 14 on 3-pointers and shot 43.1 percent overall.
Air Force allowed a season-high 91 points. Richmond’s 16 3-pointers are the most by an Air Force opponent since Doane made 16 on Nov. 11, 1998. Anthony’s 31 points are the most by an opponent since Kevin Foster of Santa Clara scored 36 on March 18, 2011.