Hofstra uses 2nd-half rally to edge past Towson, 64-60 19-2 Dutchmen run extends Tigers' losing streak to 9

State

January 14, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Norman Richardson scored 12 of his team-high 15 points in the second half as Hofstra rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Towson University, 64-60, in an America East game in Hempstead, N.Y.

The Tigers (2-10, 0-5) have lost nine straight games.

Towson led 43-32 early in the second half before the Flying Dutchman took control with a 19-2 run for a 48-45 lead after a Richardson three-pointer with 9: 33 left.

Towson got as close as 53-51 on a Ralph Biggs jumper with 5: 43 remaining. Biggs led the Tigers with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Washington College 100, Villa Julie 67: Bradd Burkhart led all scorers with 21 points as the host Shoremen (8-4) won their third straight. Washington College led 58-26 at halftime and shot 54 percent (41-for-75) for the game.

Women

Towson 87, Hofstra 65: Senior forward Sonia Keiner scored a season-high 23 points as the host Tigers (9-5, 5-1) beat the Flying Dutchman (8-6, 2-4) for the sixth straight time. Keiner made six of 10 field goals and eight of nine free throws.

Freshman Jess Gordon added 12 points and nine rebounds for Towson, which is off to its best start in America East play. Danita Smith had 11 and Shniece Perry 10.

The Tigers also shot a season-high 57 percent for the game, and their point total was also a season high.

Keiner scored eight of Towson's first 17 points to help the Tigers take a 44-29 halftime lead.

Liberty 67, UMBC 50: The visiting Flames (14-0, 2-0) remained unbeaten with a Big South Conference win over the Retrievers (4-11, 1-2).

Liberty led by as many as 21 points on two occasions in the second half, and the Retrievers could only get as close as 52-36 with 5: 55 left.

Pub Date: 1/14/98

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