– Sunday afternoon the Towson University women's basketball team continued conference play at Delaware, leaving the border rival with a 56-48 win.
Led by the Colonial Athletic Association's (CAA) leading scorer Kionna Jeter
, who had 24 points, the Tigers held on for their second straight conference win. This is the first time since the 2013-14 season that Towson has started league play 2-0 and the first win at Delaware since the 2008 season.
also helped the scoring effort with 13 points while Maia Lee
led the team in rebounds with 11.
How it Happened
Beyond the Box
- The Tigers opened the game leading until two minutes in when the home team took a two-point advantage.
- A layup and two good free throws from Mayo gave Towson the lead back and the team rolled full steam ahead. In the first six seconds of the second quarter the Blue Hens tied it up on a three-point bucket, but the Tigers responded a minute later with a Jeter trey.
- The teams entered the locker room at half with a five point lead favoring the road team.
- At the half, Jeter had eight points while Mayo had four, both would have a strong second half to seal the win.
- On the defensive end, Ryan Holder was crucial with seven defensive rebounds, five blocks and one steal. Holder and Janeen Camp combined for two back-to-back blocks in the third period that led to Towson taking a six-point lead.
- In the final 90 seconds of the third Jeter sank a three, extending the lead to 10.
- The Tigers rolled to a 14-point lead in the fifth minute of the fourth before the home team brought a late-game fight.
- Delaware scored a layup, one free throw and another layup consecutively to cut the lead to five with just 53 seconds to go.
- A foul on the next play sent Jeter to the line where she made two free throws and took back a seven-point lead.
- Towson won by eight points, the first win over the Blue Hens since 2015.
- Before Sunday's game, Delaware had won 15 of the last 16 meetings between the two teams.
- The win is also head coach Diane Richardson's first career win over the border rival.
- Kionna Jeter was one rebound away from a double-double as she recorded her second-straight game with more than 20 points, her sixth game this year with at least 20 points.
- Towson's 62 rebounds passed the season high, previously 51 in November. The Tigers had five players with at least eight rebounds, as Danielle Durjan, Janeen Camp and Nukiya Mayo all had eight boards.
Towson hosts its first CAA games of the year this weekend with Northeastern on Friday and Hofstra on Sunday, both games will be in SECU Arena.