Hofstra 64, Towson 60
TOWSON, Md. (AP)—Loren Stokes scored 25 points and had six rebounds to lead Hofstra to 64-60 win against Towson on Saturday.
Three other players scored in double digits for Hofstra. They were Chris Gadley, who scored 12, Antoine Agudio, who finished with 13 points and Carlos Rivera, who had 12 points and four assists for Hofstra (16-5, 9-1 Colonial Athletic Association).
Gary Neal led Towson (10-11, 4-6) with 29 points, including 21 in the second half. C.C. Williams scored 11 points, and Denard Abraham had 10 points while Tommy Breaux and Jonathan Pease each had seven rebounds for Towson.
Trailing 34-30 two minutes into the second half, Towson went on a 15-3 run over the next six minutes and built a 45-37 lead. Neal scored 11 points during that stretch.
Hofstra responded by outscoring Towson 19-9 over a six-minute span and took a 56-54 lead following a 3-pointer by Stokes with 4:10 remaining. Towson trailed the rest of the game.
Towson led by as many as eight points in the first half thanks to an early 11-0 run. Hofstra then took a 14-12 lead with 9:19 remaining in the first half as the Pride held the Tigers without a field goal for more than eight minutes.
Hofstra took a 20-19 lead after Stokes connected on a pair of free throws following Neal’s third foul, which forced him to the bench with 4:17 left before halftime.
However, Hofstra could not take advantage of Neal’s absence as Towson went into halftime with a 28-27 lead thanks to a basket by Williams right before the buzzer.