Catherine Scanlon and Katrina Martin combined for 34 points as the Drexel women's basketball team ended Towson's four-game winning streak, 68-53, last night in Philadelphia.
The Dragons (8-4, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) shot 54.5 percent from the field and led 29-23 at the half. Drexel held Towson to 9-for-27 shooting from the field in the first half .
The loss dropped the CAA-leading Tigers to 10-5 and 3-1.
"We're disappointed in the way we played defensively," said Towson coach Joe Mathews. "In order to win, we know that we have to play good post defense, and we didn't do that against Drexel.
"This loss shouldn't diminish what we've done so far. We are still off to a great start. But we need to put this game behind us as quickly as we can."
LaShay Rose led the Tigers with 14 points, and Kelli Talbot scored 13.
For Drexel, Scanlon scored 18, Martin added 16 points, and Kira Karlstrom scored 12, while going 7-for-8 from the free-throw line down the stretch.
The win is Drexel's third straight, matching its longest streak of the season. For Towson, the 15-point loss was its largest margin of defeat.
Marist 60, Loyola 50: Fifi Camara had 23 points and 12 rebounds to power the host Red Foxes (8-6, 2-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) past the Greyhounds (4-10, 3-2).
Loyola took a 6-0 lead before Marist tied it 8-8 at the 11:51 mark. Marist went on a 17-6 scoring run to take the lead going into halftime.
After holding a 30-24 edge at the half, Marist went on a 20-7 run in the first eight minutes of the second half.
Lauren Troupe led Loyola with 13 points, and Katie Scherle had 11 rebounds.
Villa Julie 53, Cazenovia 50: Cara Hill (17 points, 12 rebounds) took a charge with 30 seconds left to gain possession and stop the visiting Wildcats (5-8, 0-3 North Eastern Athletic Conference).
The Mustangs (5-7, 2-2) took a 12-6 lead before committing 13 turnovers. The game was tied 28-28 at the half.
Villa Julie took its largest lead at the 10-minute mark, 42-39, on a three-point play by Tanisha Foster. The win stopped a two-game skid for Villa Julie.
Frostburg State 64, Hilbert 49: Krystin Hargrove scored 17 points and the Bobcats (8-4, 5-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) limited the Lady Hawks (3-7, 1-3) to 15 points in the second half.
Brown 87, UMES 38: Luke Ruscoe ignited a 13-2 run for the visiting Bears (7-7) with a jump shot with 15:57 to go in the first half.
Brown forced five turnovers in the first five minutes, and the Hawks (1-12) never recovered.
UMES trailed by as many as 24 in the first half and scored one basket in the last 10 minutes of the game en route to its 10th consecutive loss.
Villa Julie 86, Cazenovia 73: Anthony Fitzgerald and Wade Henninger combined for 37 points as the host Mustangs (7-6, 3-1 Northeast Athletic Conference) beat the Wildcats (1-9, 0-4).
Frostburg State 70, Hilbert 62: Brian Owen scored 16 to lead the visiting Bobcats (8-4, 3-2 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) past the Hawks (3-8, 1-3).