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Benimon leads Towson past Delaware 69-66
TOWSON 69, DELAWARE 66
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Jerrelle Benimon had 19 points and 13
rebounds to help Towson defeat Delaware 69-66 on Wednesday
The Tigers (9-9, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) ended a
five-game winning streak by the Blue Hens (8-9, 3-1), who also
had won 10 consecutive regular-season conference games and had
beaten Towson five straight times.
Delaware lost a 33-26 lead early in the second half but came
back to lead 61-55 with 3:40 left. Marcus Damas' layup put
Towson ahead to stay, 63-62, with 1:37 remaining, and his two
free throws with 4 seconds to play provided the final margin.
Benimon's double-double was his 12th this season. Rafael Guthrie
added 15 points and Damas 13 for Towson.
Jamelle Hagins and Devon Saddler had 16 points each for
Delaware. Hagins' eight rebounds made him the Blue Hens' career
leader with 924, breaking a tie with Spencer Dunkley (1989-93).
Hagins also now has 1,011 career points.
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