Towson men fall to BC, 80-70
Morsell leads Tigers with 24 in loss; Towson women defeat UMBC
Jerome Robinson scored a careerhigh 24 points, Ky Bowman had 14 and host Boston College beat Towson, 80-70, on Tuesday night for its third consecutive victory.
Connar Tava scored 13 points and Jordan Chatman added 10 points for the Eagles (3-1).
Mike Morsell led the Tigers (2-2) with 24 points. Amaud William Adala Moto had 18 before fouling out in the final minute.
Neither team held more than a two-possession lead for over 15 minutes until BC went on an 8-0 spree, pushing the score to 74-65 with 53 seconds to play. The Eagles led 45-27 at halftime. BC used an 11-3 spurt to pull ahead 33-20 in the first half, with Robinson’s 3-pointer from the top capping the run. Chapman also had a pair of 3s — one from each side of the court — coming 1:32 apart.
“We tried to make some hero plays,” Towson coach Pat Skerry said. “We did some things that we must get better at, to be honest with you.”
Both teams tightened up defensively in the second half after an up-and-down, wide-open first half, causing longer possessions and a much slower pace.
It also slowed things when BC switched to a zone defense late in the half, forcing Towson to move the ball around the perimeter.
TOWSON 59, UMBC 48: Raven Bankston and Sianni Martin each scored 14 points to lead a foursome of double-digit scorers as the Tigers (4-0) beat the host Retrievers (2-2).
Other top scorers for Towson were Jordyn Smith with 13 points and Raven’s sister Raine Bankston with 11 points.
Laura Castaldo and Lakiah Sims each scored a game-high17 points for UMBC.
The Tigers scored 14 of the game’s first 19 points. The Retrievers led 28-27 to start the second half, but Towson used tough defense and a17-5 run in the third quarter to take control.
LEHIGH 74, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 57: Katrice Dickson scored 16 points and Caroline Hummell and Alexis Carter each had 10, but the host Mount (1-4) fell to the Mountain Hawks (4-1).
Mount St. Mary’s lost its third straight game and Lehigh posted its third straight victory.
Quinci Mann scored a seasonhigh 23 points and freshman Hannah Hesdstrom had a career-high 14 points for the Mountain Hawks.
The teams went back and forth early in the game until Mann hit a 3-pointer at the 7:32 mark of the second quarter to put Lehigh on top 19-16, capping a run of eight straight Lehigh points by Mann. The streak was part of an 11-0 run by the Mountain Hawks as Hedstrom added two layups to put Lehigh on top 25-16.