Terry Truax, the coach who led the Towson men's basketball program to both of its NCAA tournament appearances in 1990 and 1991, died Monday night at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital after suffering a stroke. A resident of Chantilly, Va., Truax was 70.
Senior guard Ciara Webb (Patterson) hit an early 3-pointer to jump-start a 14-4 run by the Tigers (10-14, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association), who took a 23-13 lead with 10:04 to play in the first half.
The Tigers played visiting William & Mary, one of three teams leading the Colonial Athletic Association, to a 35-35 tie at halftime. But the Tribe opened the second half with a 11-4 run that Towson could not recover from en route to an 85-72 loss before an announced 1,889 at SECU Arena Saturday afternoon.
Marcel Thompson led the way for the Engineers (5-3) with a game-high 27 points in the consolation game of the Oakland Mills Holiday Tournament. The Lions (4-2) were led by Isaiah Lamb and Joey O'Dwyer with 20 points each.
Junior guard Four McGlynn made all eight of his free throws and scored 10 points as Towson (3-1) rolled to a 63-42 victory over Bethune-Cookman (1-3) in a CBE Hall of Fame Classic game Saturday in West Long Beach, N.J.