It was a big weekend for Towson University basketball, as both the men’s and women’s teams picked up impressive victories.
The men’s basketball team had five players in double figures and scored 50 second-half points to pick up a key 86-72 road victory at Hofstra on Saturday.
The Tigers (11-12, 4-6) had their second-highest scoring half of the season, going 14-of-22 from the field and 20-of 30 from the foul line in the second half.
Freshman Mike Morsell added 14 points and was named CAA Rookie of the Week for his efforts.
Saturday’s win was the Tigers’ second straight after Towson defeated the College of Charleston at SECU Arena on Thursday.
The men’s team is back in action on Wednesday at Northeastern.
The women’s basketball team got off to a fast start in picking up a 71-49 victory over the College of Charleston.
The Tigers (9-13, 5-5) started the game with a 22-10 run and ended up with nine players scoring at least two points in the contest.
Junior guard Dominique Johnson led all scorers with 19 points and added three assists and three rebounds.
The women’s basketball team will be back in action Thursday when it hosts Elon at SECU Arena.
Men’s lacrosse stands tough in first scrimmage of the season
The Towson men’s lacrosse team saw its first game action of the season in a scrimmage on Saturday, falling 13-9 at No. 4 Syracuse.
Both squads played their starting units for three quarters with Syracuse leading 10-8 before subs played the majority of the fourth quarter, which featured a running clock.
“Overall, I’m real happy with the way the guys competed and played together as a team,” said Tiger Head Coach Shawn Nadelen. “We struggled at the faceoff at times which allowed Syracuse to have a bulk of the possession, but we had numerous defensive stands.”
Senior Andrew Hodgson led the Tigers with a game-high four goals and added one assist. Junior Spencer Parks tallied a pair of goals to go along with an assist, while senior Greg Cuccinello and sophomore Ryan Drenner each scored a goal and assisted on two tallies.
Towson returns to action on Wednesday when No. 8 Maryland visits Johnny Unitas Stadium® for a 4 p.m. scrimmage. The Tigers will open the regular season at home against No. 5 Johns Hopkins on Feb. 10.
Other Athletics News
- The Towson gymnastics team took a second-place finish on Sunday in a quad meet hosted by Texas Woman’s University. The Tigers defeated the host team and Centenary but couldn’t overcome overall winner San Jose State. The Tigers had two individual event winners with Lauren Ross taking victory in the beam, while Katie Sassa had the high score in the vault event.
- The women’s indoor track and field team traveled to Lehigh University on Saturday to compete in the John Covert Classic. Kara Bucaro earned a victory in the one-mile event, while Zanae Freeland grabbed a victory in the 60-meter dash. The Tigers had 10 top-three finishes at the event.
- The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the Bison Invitational at Bucknell University over the weekend.
The men’s team won two events and earned five top-three finishes, with Matt Hans taking the 200-yard freestyle, and Ryan Martin winning the 400-yard individual relay. The women’s team got a victory from Liz Saint in the 1650-yard freestyle and had four top-three finishes.