Towson could use repeats of Timajh Parker-Rivera's production vs. William & Mary

Timajh Parker-Rivera scored 14 points -- most since Dec. 29 -- in Towson men's basketball's loss.

Sophomore forward John Davis paced Towson with a game-high 24 points and a team-best 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 85-72 loss against William & Mary at SECU Arena in Towson, but he wasn’t the only player to produce.

Junior forward Timajh Parker-Rivera chipped in 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting and six rebounds for the Tigers (8-11 overall and 1-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association), who have lost their last four games.

It was the 6-foot-7, 225-pound starter’s first double-figure effort in points since Dec. 29 when he tied a season high with 15 points in an 85-84 overtime loss to Fairleigh Dickinson, and it was a welcomed sight for coach Pat Skerry.

“I thought T.J. really responded after getting after him a little bit midweek,” Skerry said Tuesday. “He responded against a good William & Mary team, and I would anticipate he’ll play very well moving forward. Now we’ve got to get a couple other guys to do the same thing that are capable of doing that.”

Parker-Rivera hasn’t been a consistent source of scoring for Towson. But his 7.3-point average is the highest of his career, and he said last month he is open to undertaking any assignment.

“My role is to do whatever it takes for my team to win,” Parker-Rivera said. “We have guys who can score, but if it’s my night to score, I’ll score. If not, I’ll rebound. I just want to win basketball games for my team. We have a lot of great players on team. We’re young, and we’re solid. So I think going forward, I want to do whatever I can to help the team win basketball games.”

Towson could use similar efforts from Parker-Rivera as fifth-year senior forward Alex Gavrilovic is out indefinitely due to a concussion. The 6-9, 245-pound Gavrilovic has averaged 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds, but a timetable for his return is unclear, Skerry said.

“He suffered a concussion in one of the games,” Skerry said. “So hopefully, he’ll be ready to go on Thursday [at Elon]. It just depends on whether he’ll be cleared or not. If not, next man up. One guy doesn’t make or break you.”

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