Digest: Brian Fobbs, late 11-0 run lead Towson to 72-61 basketball win at Elon

Brian Fobbs scored a game-high 20 points, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range, to lead visiting Towson (11-9, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 72-61 victory over Elon (5-16, 1-7) on Thursday night.

In a back-and-forth game at the Schar Center, the Tigers used an 11-0 run with less than five minutes left to take the lead for good.


Down with five minutes to play in a game with 11 lead changes and eight ties, Towson outscored the Phoenix 21-8 the rest of the way. The Tigers shot 19-for-20 from the free-throw line in the second half and 25-for-29 for the game.

“We were fortunate to win tonight, Towson coach Pat Skerry said. “They have a good atmosphere in here. We knew this was going to be a hard game. They have good schemes defensively. I thought we played well the last eight minutes, we moved the ball well then.”

This is the first five-game winning streak for the Tigers since 2017-18 season.

Towson shot 46.3% from the field and held Elon to 29.7%.

“To hold an opponent under 30% in this league is not easy to do,” Skerry said.

Jason Gibson had 13 points for the Tigers on 4-for-6 from the field; Allen Betrand compiled 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, Juwan Gray had 10 points and four rebounds; and Dennis Tunstall finished with six points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

For Elon, Hunter Woods and Marcus Sheffield II each scored 15 points.

The Tigers will play at William & Mary on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Loyola Maryland will hold an ID Camp for eighth through 12th graders inside the Lugano Field Air Dome at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The day will consist of two training sessions with the Loyola women’s soccer staff, as well as a question-and-answer session with the coaches and/or players, and a tour of Ridley Athletic Complex and Loyola’s main Evergreen Campus.

Total cost is $160, with lunch provided. To register, go to Loyola women’s soccer camp at loyolagreyhounds.com.

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