From Sun staff reports
2:27 AM EST, February 23, 2014
Towson extended its winning streak to four games as Jerrelle Benimon's 22 points and six rebounds led the Tigers to an 83-77 victory against host Hofstra on Saturday.
Towson, which is No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association, improved to 20-9 overall and 11-3 in the conference, while the Pride fell to 8-21, 4-10.
Benimon, who leads the Tigers in scoring with 18.4 points per game, had 17 points in the first half as Towson took a 35-29 halftime lead.
The Pride briefly rallied for a 44-43 lead with just less than 13 minutes left in the game before Towson went ahead for good.
The Tigers' next contest is a road game at James Madison. With a win, the program would match its most wins in a decade.
Binghamton 72, UMBC 70: The Retrievers (9-18, 5-9 America East Conference) trailed the visiting Bearcats (6-20, 3-10) by 60-42 with 10:40 remaining, and their late rally, sparked by an 11-point run, was not enough to overcome Binghamton.
Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) scored 19 points to lead UMBC, which shot 24-for-47 from the field and 15-for-24 from the free-throw line.
Norfolk State 73, Coppin State 68: The visiting Spartans (15-11, 9-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) dealt the Eagles (9-18, 6-8) their fourth consecutive loss.
Taariq Cephas of Coppin State led all players in scoring with 19 points.
Delaware State 84, UMES 71: Troy Snyder scored 20 points for his fourth consecutive game with at least 20, but the Hawks (4-21, 2-10 MEAC) fell to the host Hornets (8-18, 4-8).
Wagner 71, Mount St. Mary's 66: Rashad Whack paced the Mountaineers (11-15, 7-6 Northeast Conference) with 15 points and 10 rebounds — his second career double double — in the loss to the host Seahawks (15-11, 9-4).
Colgate 84, Loyola Maryland 60: Denzel Brito gave the Greyhounds (10-17, 7-6 Patriot League) a 25-24 lead with just under seven minutes to play in the first half, but the host Raiders (10-17, 4-12) closed the half on a 20-5 run and dealt Loyola its fifth straight loss.
R.J. Williams (St. Frances) led the Greyhounds with a career-high 16 points.
Elizabeth City State 85, Bowie State 80: The Bulldogs (14-13, 8-8 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) shot 27-for-53 from the field and 18-for-26 from the free-throw line in their home finale but fell to the visiting Vikings (14-12, 9-7).
Bowie State's Ray Gatling led all players with 22 points.
Salisbury 88, Frostburg State 66: The Sea Gulls' Justin Witmer led all players with 25 points as Salisbury (14-11, 9-7 Capital Athletic Conference) overcame a 22-12 deficit with 9:50 left in the first half and powered past the Bobcats (3-22, 2-15) in the second half.
Wesley 64, St. Mary's 62, OT: The visiting Seahawks (18-7, 11-5 CAC) saw their winning streak end at four games as the host Wolverines (22-2, 14-2) extended theirs to five.
The Seahawks' Nick LaGuerre (Lansdowne) led all scorers with 19 points.
Johns Hopkins 64, Washington College 57: Jimmy Hammer's 15 points led the Blue Jays (15-10, 12-6 Centennial Conference) past the host Shoremen (5-20, 4-14) in Johns Hopkins' final regular-season game.
Johns Hopkins made 21 free throws on 27 attempts while the Shoremen were 3-for-7 from the free-throw line.
Gettysburg 55, McDaniel 47: The Green Terror (17-8, 12-6 Centennial) held the visiting Bullets (12-13, 10-8) to a 31-29 halftime lead, but Gettysburg's 8-0 run with 3:31 remaining gave the Bullets the game.
Stevenson 80, Lebanon Valley 73: Double-digit point contributions from six players lifted the visiting Mustangs (18-7, 13-5 Middle Atlantic Conference) over the Flying Dutchman (9-16, 7-11).
Lycoming 72, Hood 60: The Blazers (16-9, 10-8 Commonwealth Conference) shot 18-for-60 from the field and 13-for-20 from the free-throw line in a loss to the host Warriors (13-11, 9-9).
Scranton 93, Goucher 76: Julian Livingston had a game-high 29 points for the Gophers (10-14, 5-8 Landmark Conference), but five players scored in double digits for the host Royals (21-3, 11-2).
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