It was a great atmosphere at the SECU Arena in Tiger town Monday evening, as the Towson Tigers (1-1, 0-0) notched their first win of the season against the Frostburg Bobcats 89-45. This allowed the Tigers to improve to 5-0 in SECU Arena home openers, with an average margin of victory of 31.6 points. The game counted as an exhibition for the Division III Bobcats. While this was not a challenging game, Towson coach Pat Skerry was able to use all of his players and see what each one could do.
Coming out of the gates with a sluggish start, the Tigers did not take the lead until 13 minutes and 43 seconds left in the first half, on a Zane Martin uncontested slam dunk. Martin’s slam led to the Tigers pulling away from the Bobcats, going on a 12 to 2 scoring run. Martin, a Sophomore guard, had a strong first half and lead the scoring attack.
In the second half the Tigers came out firing, as junior guard Jordan McNeil and senior guard Deshaun Morman took over for the remainder of the game. Morman would lead all scorers with 19 points, with McNeil sinking four 3 pointers to help run his total to 17 points for the game.
Player of the Game: For this contest, my player of the game award will go to Jordan McNeil, who proved that he can become a game changer when his shots fall. If McNeil can continue his hot 3 point shooting, then the Tigers may truly have a threat from behind the arc.
Up Next: Towson will take a very short road trip for their next contest, squaring off against the Loyola Greyhounds of the Patriot League conference. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 P.M. this Friday, November 17.