Manhattan 78, Towson 62

Brandon Adams scored 18 points and Manhattan defeated Towson

78-62 on Saturday.

The Jaspers (10-17) scored the game’s first 20 points and

weren’t threatened the rest of the way as Andrew Gabriel’s layup

capped the opening spurt with 11:43 left in the first half.

The Tigers (7-20) pulled within 11 points, 29-18, on Isaiah

Philmore’s layup with 3:13 to go in the first half, but wouldn’t

get any closer.

Manhattan scored 44 points in the paint and scored 18 points off

15 turnovers. The Jaspers dished out 22 assists, compared to 10

turnovers.

Picket scored 17 points for the Jaspers and Gabriel and Darryl

Crawford added 13 points each.

Adams shot 8 of 10 from the field and Manhattan hit 53 percent

of its shots (35 of 66), including 20 of 33 in the second half

(60.6 percent).

RaShawn Polk scored 16 points and Philmore finished with 11 for

Towson.