TOWSON, Md. – The Elon University men’s basketball team fell at Towson, 85-66, on Thursday night, Feb. 16, inside SECU Arena.
Tyler Seibring led the Phoenix (16-12, 8-7 CAA) with a team-high 22 points and finished 4-of-6 from three. Dainan Swoope and Brian Dawkins also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively. Steven Santa Ana and Luke Eddy each had four assists.
Mike Morsell paced Towson (18-10, 10-5 CAA) with a game-high 32 points. Zane Martin also finished in double figures with 12 points and William Adala Moto grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to go along with his nine points.
The Tigers got red-hot in the second half shooting 54.5 percent from the field. Towson locked down defensively holding the Phoenix to 38 percent shooting in the second stanza.
Despite shooting 52 percent from the floor in the first clip, the Phoenix trailed the Tigers 37-33 at halftime. Elon was by Seibring’s 15 points as he shot 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-3 from deep after the first 20 minutes.
Elon took its only lead of the half at the 17:10 mark, 7-3, following a Seibring jumper. The Tigers got out in front by as much as nine, 30-21, with just under seven minutes to play in the half. The Phoenix chipped away outscoring Towson 12-7 over the final six minutes to cut the Tigers’ lead to four.
Towson took a commanding 14-point lead, 54-40, with 15:12 remaining after Morsell’s jumper. However, the Phoenix fought back to make it a six-point game, 58-52, following Dmitri Thompson’s layup with 9:30 on the clock.
After the Phoenix missed several good looks, the Tigers locked down defensively and made big shots the rest of the way to earn the victory.
The Phoenix takes on Drexel on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in its final road game of the regular season.
– Tyler Seibring scored 20+ points for the fifth time this season with 22 against the Tigers.
– Brian Dawkins scored in double figures for a team-high 22nd time this season.
– Luke Eddy finished with four assists against Delaware and now has 283 for his career. He is currently 11th in program history and needs seven more to move past Steven Harvin ’05 into the top-10 of the program’s career-assists leaders.