Hofstra 68, Towson 59

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)—Loren Stokes scored 17 of his 18 points in the second half and Hofstra rallied for a 68-59 victory over Towson on Wednesday night, extending the Tigers’ losing streak to nine games.

Antoine Agudio added 15 points for the Pride (17-7, 9-6 Colonial Athletic Conference), who won their third straight and fifth of six. Aurimas Kieza had 13 points for Hofstra and Adrian Uter had six points, five rebounds and nine blocked shots.

Lawrence Hamm was 10-of-16 from field and scored 23 points for the Tigers (5-20, 2-13), while Mike Green added 17.

Jonathan Pease made two free throws to give Towson its largest lead, 45-36 with 13:02 to play. Stokes scored eight points in a 14-4 run that gave the Pride a 50-49 lead with 7:33 left.

The Tigers took their last lead at 53-52 on a layup by Lafayette Dublin with 5:17 to go. Stokes then scored six points as the Pride closed the game on a 16-6 run. Kieza gave Hofstra the lead for good, 55-53, with a 3-pointer with 4:35 to play.

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