Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) - Jerrelle Benimon finished with 17 points to lead the Towson Tigers to a 57-50 victory over the Hofstra Pride in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup at the Mack Sports Complex.
For the Tigers (15-13, 10-5 CAA), Marcus Damas added 11 points, as they snapped a seven-game losing streak to Hofstra.
Stevie Mejia led the Pride (6-20, 3-10) with 13 points and seven steals, while Moussa Kone chipped in with 11 points. Hofstra has lost nine of its last 10 games.
Both squads struggled from the field in the first half, each shooting under 40 percent. Towson took a modest 21-19 lead at the break.
After halftime, the Tigers found their stroke, connecting on 66.7 percent from the field. Although the Pride improved to 42.9 percent shooting, it was not enough to overcome the Tigers down the stretch. After Hofstra led by as many as six early in the half Towson answered with a 17-3 run midway through the period to take the lead for good.
Towson dominated the glass, outrebounding Hofstra, 41-25.