Shooting 30.9 percent, Towson falls to BU, 73-43

Rowe scores 23 as Loyola tops Manhattan, 71-67

State

January 30, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

LeVar Folk scored a career-high 17 points as host Boston University coasted to a 73-43 win over Towson last night in men's college basketball.

The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Terriers (7-11, 3-7 America East), whose offense was powered by 9-for-19 shooting from three-point range.

Towson (5-14, 4-7) trailed 40-19 at the break after Boston University jumped out to a 19-4 lead capped by Mike Costello's three-pointer with 11: 10 remaining in the first half. The gap widened to 60-27 with 9: 18 left.

Marlin Wise was the lone double-digit scorer for Towson, with 15 points.

Towson shot 30.9 percent, and the team's leading scorer -- Pete Mauro -- was held to three points on 1-for-10 shooting after averaging 22.7 points in his previous three games.

Loyola 71, Manhattan 67: Jason Rowe scored 23 to power the Greyhounds (8-11, 3-9) over the host Jaspers (3-15, 1-9) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Women

Loyola 78, Niagara 68: The Greyhounds -- led by Jina Mosley with 18 -- went on a 16-2 scoring run in the first six minutes of the second half to power past the host Purple Eagles in the MAAC.

Pub Date: 1/30/99

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