Towson University jumped out to an 8-0 lead to start the game and never looked back as the Tigers (4-1) defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 76-67, in a nonconference women's basketball game at the Towson Center last night.
Towson won its second straight and first of the season at home, while the Knights (1-5) dropped their fourth in a row.
The Tigers avenged a 78-71 Knights win that ruined their bid to start last season 9-0. Towson, which entered the game shooting 48.1 percent from the free-throw line, made 17-for-20 last night, including six of its first seven.
Senior guard Brandi Harris scored a career-high 19 points for Towson. She also had two assists and two steals. Redshirt freshman Alis Freeman added a career-high 20 for the Tigers. She grabbed six rebounds, had four assists and continued her stellar defense with six steals.
Kay Odenwaelder was the only player in double figures for the Knights with 16.
Radford 47, UMBC 42: Radford (1-4) broke the host Retreiver's (3-2) three-game winning streak.
Matea Pender led the Retrievers with 15 points and eight rebounds, scoring in double-figures for the fourth game in a row in the losing effort.
Wesley 74, College of Notre Dame 61: After 11 lead changes, the Wolverines (4-2) took the victory over the host Gators.
Junior guard Monica Cherry and senior guard Brynn Miscavige had 11 points each to lead the host Gators (2-3).
Junior forward Tricia Casarotto led the Wolverines with 24 points and 12 rebounds. She was 11 of 18 from the field and also blocked three shots.
St. Mary's 62, Chestnut Hill 50: Freshman guard Taylor Yearwood scored a team-high 16 points and senior forward Amanda Polidoro added 10 points in leading the host Seahawks (3-4) to a nonconference victory. The Seahawks ended a three-game losing streak.
Washington College 66, Bryn Mawr 38: Sophomore forward Lauren Duckworth had game highs of 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists for the Shorewomen (2-4).
Johns Hopkins 43, Swarthmore 37: Senior Ashley Felix and junior Amanda Leese scored six of their game-high 10 points in the second half for the visiting Blue Jays (7-1).
Dickinson 65, McDaniel 62: Host Dickinson (5-1) battled back from an 11-point second-half deficit. Senior Kelly Cramp led the Green Terror (4-2) with 16 points.
Goucher 81, Susquehanna 74: James Russo was the leading scorer for the visiting Gophers as he made five three-pointers en route to 17 points. The Gophers improved to 4-1 and the Crusaders dropped to 2-4.
Bethany 87, Hood 78: Forward Santo Provenzano shot 17-for-20 from the field and hit 10 of 15 free-throw attempts for 44 points in the losing effort for host Hood (5-3).