Towson women defeat N.C.-Wilmington, 65-61

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Freshman guard Alis Freeman scored a career-high 26 points, including 22 points in the second half, as the Towson University women's basketball team edged North Carolina-Wilmington, 65-61, in a Colonial Athletic Association game yesterday at the Towson Center.

The win was the fifth in the past six games for the Tigers (11-5, 4-1), who are second in the CAA. The Tigers' fourth CAA victory of the season matches the total of their first three seasons in the conference.

With the Tigers holding a 33-31 lead and 17 minutes remaining, Freeman scored all 13 points in Towson's 13-6 run that gave the Tigers a 46-37 lead.

The Seahawks fell to 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

UNC-WILMINGTON-Samis 5-16 5-6 15, Harrison 6-8 1-2 13, Withrow 4-11 2-2 11, Lawrence 4-10 1-2 13, Isom 2-9 2-2 6, Barry 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 22-57 11-14 61. TOWSON-Talbot 3-6 0-3 6, Jackson 5-11 0-1 10, Robinson 3-5 0-0 8, Harris 1-4 0-0 3, Freeman 8-12 9-11 26, Rose 3-5 0-0 8, Hopkins 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 25-49 9-17 65. Halftime-Towson 27-26. 3-point goals-UNC-Wilmington 6-20 (Samis 0-6, Withrow 1-6, Lawrence 4-6, Barry 1-1, Drake 0-1); Towson 6-14 (Talbot 0-1, Robinson 2-4, Harris 1-4, Freeman 1-1, Rose 2-4). Rebounds- UNC-Wilmington 38 (Samis 14); Towson 31 (Jackson 9). Assists-UNC-Wilmington 13 (Samis 4); Towson 15 (Freeman 5). Total fouls- UNC-Wilmington 15; Towson 13. A-374.

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