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Towson 74, Abilene Christian 47

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Guard Four McGlynn hit Abilene Christian with a flurry of 3-pointers in the first half as Towson took control and completed a three-game sweep of the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament with a 74-47 victory Saturday in Towson, Md.

Towson (6-2) never trailed on its way to its 10th consecutive homecourt victory and sixth at SECU Arena, which opened this season.

McGlynn scored all of his 14 points in the first half.

Guard Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to add a team-high 15 points. Forward Marcus Damas contributed 14 points and five rebounds and forward Jerrelle Benimon added 12 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, helping Towson to a 36-23 edge on the boards.

McGlynn, a sophomore who was promoted to the starting lineup this week with the indefinite suspension of two-year starting guard Jerome Hairston, made his first 3-pointer 19 seconds into the game.

Then he hit three more in a span of 1:43, the final two igniting a 10-0 run which expanded Towson's advantage to 38-21 late in the first half.

The closest Abilene Christian (2-8) got in the second half was to within 16 points, despite the strong work of 6-10 forward Jacob Lancaster who scored 15 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

The Wildcats shot 32.7 percent from the floor, while Towson 57.8 percent.

It was a rough weekend for Abilene Christian, which has joined the Division I Southland Conference after 40 years in Division II.

The Wildcats lost Friday night at Towson to Division II West Alabama, which beat a Division I team for the first time in 33 years.
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