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Weekend Sports Roundup: Men’s basketball continues hot streak

The Towson men's basketball team picked up three wins over the weekend. The Tigers improved their record to 4-1 heading into the team's home opener on Wednesday.

The Towson men’s basketball team picked up three wins over the weekend. The Tigers improved their record to 4-1 heading into the team’s home opener on Wednesday.

The Towson University men’s basketball team picked up three wins over the weekend in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic hosted at Monmouth University.

On Friday, the Tigers picked up a 58-49 win over Central Connecticut State. Sophomore A.J. Astroth scored 14 points in the win.

Saturday featured Towson grabbing an impressive 63-42 win over Bethune-Cookman. The Tigers set a new school record by holding its third straight opponent under 50 points.

Eddie Keith II led the way with his best game of the season with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Towson completed the clean sweep on Sunday, defeating Monmouth 79-75 in overtime.

Senior forward Alex Gavrilovic knocked down a three-pointer to give Towson the lead with 3.5 seconds in the come-from-behind victory.

Junior Four McGlynn led the Tigers with 27 points, while John Davis added 22 points in the win.

Towson is now 4-1 on the season and will host Goucher College this Wednesday in the team’s hope opener at SECU Arena. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball split WNIT games at SECU Arena

The Towson women’s basketball team hosted the consolation bracket over the weekend. The Tigers split the two games, picking up a 53-51 weekend-opening win on Friday night against Rider.

Junior Dominique Johnson led the way with 22 points, just above her average of 21 points per game.

The game was tied at 51 late in the game, but LaTorri Hines-Allen hit a 10-foot jumper with 27.6 seconds left to give the Tigers the win.

Both Hines-Allen and Markell Smith finished the game with double-doubles of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Tigers couldn’t find the same heroics on Saturday, falling 54-52 to North Dakota.

The Tigers had a chance to win late in the game, but couldn’t get a shot to fall in the late seconds.

Hines-Allen posted her second straight double-double, scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Towson is back in action this Tuesday when it travels to UMBC for a 5 p.m. clash with the Retrievers.

Other Athletics’ News

  • The Swimming and Diving teams competed in the Bucknell Invitational. The women’s team finished fourth in the nine-team field. The men’s team took home an eighth-place finish.
  • Freshman women’s swimmer Kendall Krumenacker set a school record in the 200-yard backstroke.
  • The volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set but could not pull off the comeback, losing 3-2 to James Madison in the first round of the CAA Tournament. The Tigers ended the season with an impressive 27 wins.
  • The women’s cross country team placed 15th overall in the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon.

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