Towson toughs it out against Delaware

On Thursday, the Towson Tigers (15-8, 5-5) faced off against the Delaware Eagles (11-12, 4-6 ) in a CAA matchup to start a 3 game road trip. The Tigers were coming in on a hot 2-game stretch from Zane Martin who won CAA Player of the Week last week while averaging 33.5 points in two games.

Thursday’s game featured the Tigers first change to the starting lineup as Justin Gorham was entered into the lineup in place of Eddie Keith II. Due to a Tigers’s poor shooting percentage, the Eagles got out to a 14-6 lead. The Tigers eventually started battling back, as they trailed 28-23 at halftime and the newest starter, Gorham, lead the team at half with 7 points.

Midway through the second half, the Tigers finally took the lead from Delaware. Justin Gorham was battling hard, recording a double-double to this point.

With one minute left and a 1-point lead for Delaware, Eddie Keith II converted on a layup off a pass from Zane Martin for the lead at 67-66. Delaware’s Eric Carter took the lead back by one on the following possession. Then with 21.2 seconds left, Zane Martin dished our another dime, this one to Justin Gorham for the lead for good. Towson forced a turnover on Delaware’s possession and played the free throw game going out to take home their 16th win of the season. The final score, 75-71.

Justin Gorham finished his first start of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Morsell added 18 points. Next up for the Tigers, their second of three on the road at James Madison on Saturday.

 

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