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Men’s basketball takes down Temple, football tops Tribe to highlight week

The Tigers defeated Morgan State, 95-75, Tuesday night at SECU Arena

The Tigers defeated Morgan State, 95-75, Tuesday night at SECU Arena

Men’s basketball tops Morgan State and Temple

In a busy week for the Tigers men’s basketball team, Towson played three games in six days. The Tigers took the first two games, both at SECU Arena against local rival Morgan State and Temple before dropping the third contest to Villanova on the road.

The Tigers routed the Bears, 95-75 in the latest chapter in the two programs’ long rivalry Tuesday night. On Thursday, led by senior Jerrelle Benimon’s 32 points and 10 rebounds, the Tigers defeated the Temple Owls for the first time in program history.

This Friday, the team travels to Lawrence, Kan., to face the national powerhouse Jayhawks before returning home to battle UMBC next Tuesday.

Women’s basketball earns first win of the season

After dropping their first road game of the season against N.C. State of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Tigers returned to SECU Arena on Saturday and defeated Manhattan for their first win of the season. The Tigers jumped out to an early 28-21 lead at half and coasted to finish with a 63-43 victory.

Guard Tanisha McTiller led the team with 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, backed up by LaTorri Hines-Allen’s 12 points. Nine Tigers scored in the game, spreading the ball across the floor and showing efficiency in their second half chances by converting nearly 50 percent of their shot attempts in the period.

The Tigers play George Mason Tuesday on the road in their first conference contest of the season before facing Maryland at SECU Arena Saturday night.

Football holds off William & Mary Tribe

The Tigers defense shut down a potential William & Mary attack Saturday afternoon to lead Towson to a 15-9 road victory. On the offensive side, Terrance West carried the ball 30 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns. In the game, West became the first Towson player to rush for more than 4,000 yards in his career.

“I am so proud of this team,” said head coach Rob Ambrose “To come down here and beat a very tough William & Mary team with their great defense is quite an accomplishment. We usually score a lot more points but the goal is to win the game. That’s what we did.”

The Tigers play their final regular season game of the season at Unitas Stadium on Saturday against the James Madison Dukes.

Volleyball closes out season at home, honors senior

The Tigers played their final two games of the season at home at SECU Arena Friday and Saturday against the College of Charleston and UNC Wilmington, respectively. The Tigers dropped both contests.

The young Tigers sent off their sole senior, Dayana Van Ass, honoring her in a pre-game ceremony. Van Ass, a native of Uberlandia, Brazil, was fourth on the team in kills this season, averaging almost two per set.


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