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Towson 102, Central Pennsylvania 72

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Forward Jerrelle Benimon recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists as Towson beat Central Pennsylvania 102-72 Tuesday in Towson, Md.

Forward/guard Rafriel Guthrie added 17 points and forward Marcus Damas had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Tigers (7-4).

Towson earned its 11th consecutive home win, a streak that date back to January 2013. The Tigers bounced back after losing to Stephen F. Austin (79-69) and Sam Houston State (67-55) in the Etech Lumberjack Classic last weekend in Texas.

The game was tied at 18-18 midway through the first half before Benimon scored to give the Tigers an advantage they would never give up. The Tigers led 68-55 midway through the second half before going on a 23-12 run to put the game out of reach at 91-67 with 3:49 left.

It was the 10th time in the past 11 games that Towson had a rebounding advantage against its opponent -- this time by a margin of 59-34.

Central Pennsylvania (6-4) was paced by forward Devon Dorsey, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Knights are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and are now 0-2 this season against Division I teams, following a 111-72 loss to Radford in which Dorsey scored 30 points.

Towson's record for consecutive home wins is 22, set from 1992-95.

The Tigers have a week off before playing Dec. 18 on the road against Oregon State and coach Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Obama. Oregon State played in front of the first family in 2011 at Towson.
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