State basketball: Benimon leads Towson men to 11th straight win at home

Tigers men cruise past Central Penn, 102-72

December 11, 2013|Sports Xchange

Jerrelle Benimon recorded a triple double with 17 points, 18 rebounds and 10assists as host Towson beat Central Penn, 102-72, Tuesday night.

Rafriel Guthrie added 17 points and Marcus Damas had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Tigers (7-4).

Towson earned its 11th consecutive home win, a streak that dates to January 2013. The Tigers bounced back after losing to Stephen F. Austin (79-69) and Sam Houston State (67-55) in the Etech Lumberjack Classic last weekend in Texas.

The game was tied at 18 midway through the first half before Benimon scored to give the Tigers an advantage they would never give up. The Tigers led 68-55 midway through the second half before going on a 23-12 run to put the game out of reach at 91-67 with 3:49 left.

It was the 10th time in the past 11 games that Towson had a rebounding advantage against its opponent — this time by a margin of 59-34.

Central Penn s(6-4) was paced by forward Devon Dorsey, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Knights, members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, are 0-2 this season against Division I teams, including a 111-72 loss to Radford in which Dorsey scored 30 points.

Towson's record for consecutive home wins is 22, set from 1992 to 1995.

The Tigers next face host Oregon State on Dec. 18. Beavers coach Craig Robinson is the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama.

UMBC at Bucknell, ppd: The game between the Retrievers (1-8) and host Bison (4-5) was postponed because of inclement weather.

A makeup date and time have yet to be determined.

UMBC visits Loyola Maryland on Saturday at noon.

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