JMU women oust Towson in CAA play

Tigers' T. Jackson posts her ninth double double

College Basketball

March 11, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Towson fell to James Madison, 71-66, in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball tournament yesterday in Fairfax, Va., despite Tierra Jackson's ninth double double of the season, with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The game at George Mason's Patriot Center was a rematch of last year's CAA tournament play-in game, in which the Dukes beat the Tigers, 63-61, with a last-second three-pointer.

Towson (16-14, 9-9 CAA) is now 1-14 all-time against James Madison (18-10, 10-8) and has not won a CAA tournament game since joining the league in 2001-02.

Towson, which led 28-24 at halftime and built an early seven-point lead in the second half, finished its first winning season in seven years. The Tigers' 16 wins equaled the third-highest one-season total in school history.

Towson made 40.9 percent of its field goals and 50 percent of its threes in the first period, but James Madison took control in the second half, shooting 64 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.

Lesley Dickinson led the Dukes with 23 points and eight rebounds.

TOWSON - Talbot 7-12 4-7 20, Jackson 5-18 6-9 16, Robinson 5-9 4-4 14, Rose 1-5 1-2 4, Freeman 0-9 7-10 7, Harris 2-5 0-0 5, West 0-0 0-0 0, Hopkins 0-0 0-0 0, Gaston 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 22-32 66. JAMES MADISON - Young 3-10 2-2 10, McCall 5-10 1-2 11, Alexis 5-6 0-2 10, Benvenuto 1-6 2-2 5, Dickinson 7-13 8-8 23, Uqdah 0-1 0-0 0, Culbertson 0-1 0-0 0, Brooks 3-4 6-8 12. Totals 24-51 19-24 71. Halftime - Towson, 28-24. 3-point goals - Towson 4-14 (Talbot 2-3, Robinson 0-2, Rose 1-4, Freeman 0-2, Harris 1-3), James Madison 4-11 (Young 2-5, McCall 0-1, Benvenuto 1-4, Dickinson 1-1). Fouled out - Freeman, Alexis. Rebounds - Towson 36 (Jackson 10), James Madison 37 (Dickinson 8). Assists - Towson 9 (Harris 5), James Madison 16 (Dickinson 7). Total fouls - Towson 20, James Madison 21.

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