College hoops: Seahawks come up short at Towson

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UNCW was held to its lowest point total of the season and dropped its second consecutive game in conference play following a 76-60 setback to Towson on Thursday night.

William Adala Moto scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Tigers, who improved to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in league, while the Seahawks dropped to 1-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association and 9-5 on the year.

UNCW looks to bounce back this weekend at Delaware. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
UNCW looks to bounce back this weekend at Delaware. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics

Towson had three players finish in double figures and shot 49 percent from the field, with a 43-25 advantage on the glass. Mike Morsell added 17 points, while grabbing nine rebounds and Byron Hawkins had 16 points in the result.

The Tigers got 29 points from the line on 36 attempts. Moto went 13 of 14 from the charity stripe.

C.J. Bryce sank the game’s first bucket to give the Seahawks their only lead before Towson responded with a 17-2 run that included three-pointers from Moto and Morsell and carried a 36-25 advantage into the break.

Denzel Ingram hit four treys to lead UNCW with 18 points. Bryce and Chris Flemmings finished with 10 apiece.

The Seahawks trailed by as many as 17 early in the second half, but cut the deficit to 54-49 following a three-point play by C.J. Gettys with nine minutes left in regulation.

UNCW fell to 1-4 on the road this season and continue a three-game swing away from home with a date against CAA foe Delaware on Saturday, Jan. 9.