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Tigers fall to Huskies, 63-51

Freshman Etalyia Vogt led Towson with 12 points while coming off the bench.

It took nearly five minutes for the Towson Tigers women’s basketball team to register their first points against Northeastern and by the time they did they were already in too deep of a hole to dig out of. Northeastern scored the first nine points of the game and took that to a wire-to-wire victory, sinking the Tigers 63-51 at SECU Arena.

Freshman Etalyia Vogt came off the bench to lead Towson with 12 points while Sianni Martin finished with 10, but overall they just couldn’t get their offense going and couldn’t compete with a Huskies squad that saw Francesca Sally scoring 24 points with 12 rebounds and two more teammates in double digits.

Vogt finally got the Tigers on the board with 5:16 left in the first half but just a few seconds later Sally hit a layup and Gabby Giacone followed with a fast-break layup to give the Huskies their first double-digit lead of the game at 13-2.

A 3-pointer by Claudia Ortiz, who finished with 14 points in the game, secured an 11-point lead for the Huskies at the end of the first quarter.

Towson trimmed that down to seven points as Mary Cuevas and Raven Bankston hit back-to-back Towson layups to open the second quarter. They then out-paced the Huskies to cut their deficit down to five points at 27-22 with 5:02 left before halftime. But while it seemed the Tigers were hitting their stride offensively, they slowed down and scored only five more points over the next five minutes.

Northeastern held a 34-27 lead at halftime and a 3-pointer by Sally put them up by 10 points 54 seconds into the third quarter of the game.

Towson held Northeastern scoreless for a four-minute span in the third quarter and scored six points in a row to get within four points at 41-37. But once again, the Huskies were able to stop the run. Giacone nailed a 3-pointer just before the end of the third quarter.

Then, after a successful three-point play by Martin to open the fourth quarter that got Towson back within four points, Northeastern scored seven in a row with Sally hitting another 3-pointer to make it a 51-40 game with 6:59 left.

Martin followed that with a 3-pointer of her own and Bankston put in a fast-break jumper to make it a six-point game but they Huskies once again responded with four points to get ahead by double-digit points.

That was the story throughout the game and continued until the end as the Huskies continually responded to the short Towson bursts with their own short burst to keep getting back up by double-digits.

Towson dropped their sixth game in a row and will look to rebound at Hofstra on Friday before hosting Elon on Senior Day on Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm.

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