By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer
Photo by Brendan Felch/ The Towerlight
Towson women’s basketball picked up its second win of the season over Wagner after an improved offensive performance.
The Tigers made a point to improve their shooting from beyond the arc, connecting on three-of-four three pointers in the first 10 minutes of the game.
The perimeter shooting made a difference as the Tigers jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. Senior forward Mary Cuevas set the tone on offense early, connecting on the first two three pointers. She finished the first quarter with 10 points.
“My coaches always tell me in practice to shoot the ball more, because they think I can make it,” Cuevas said. “Today [the shots] were wide open, so I was like ‘Why not?’”
Wagner managed to slow Towson down more in the second, and found a rhythm on offense to cut into the TU lead. Both teams struggled to hold onto the ball, as each team registered 16 turnovers in the first half.
“I was a little disappointed they outscored us in the second, and then again in the third,” Head Coach Diane Richardson said. “I was trying to find the combination of players to play, so that’s something we’re still gonna work with to make sure we get the best out of them when they are out there.”
Poor shooting doomed Wagner in the fourth as Towson built on its lead, and killed any chance of a comeback. Cuevas added several crucial rebounds and layups to seal the 64-42 win.
Towson’s next game is Tuesday at SECU Arena at 7 p.m. against Saint Joseph’s.
“We can’t be passive against Saint Joe’s, who’s a really tough team, and they will come after you,” Richardson said. “We can’t get out to a slow start, because they’re gonna push the ball every single time.”