Recap: Drexel vs. Towson
Pennsylvania, PA (Sports Network) - Jerrelle Benimon scored 18 points and ripped down 16 rebounds as the Towson Tigers outlasted the Drexel Dragons, 68-66, in a Colonial Athletic Association contest at the Daskalakis Center.
Marcus Damas had 13 points and Jerome Hairston and Mike Burwell each contributed 12 for Towson (7-8, 2-0 CAA) which has won three straight.
Frantz Massenat scored 17 points to pace Drexel (5-9, 1-1) while Derrick Thomas netted 15 and Damion Lee tacked on 14. Daryl McCoy had 11 rebounds in the loss for the Dragons who had won two of three entering play.
Towson dominated in the first half and led 32-18 at the break. The Tigers shot 46.2 percent from the floor and limited Drexel to just seven first-half field goals.
Drexel improved its shooting in the second half, including a 7-of-15 effort from beyond the arc to get back in the game. After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second frame the Dragons cut the Tiger lead to 67-64 with 22 seconds remaining. Towson drained two free throws on its next possession and Drexel missed on two 3-point attempts in the final seconds to let the game slip away.
Towson outscored Drexel 26-10 on points in the paint and had a 39-26 edge on the boards.Game Notes