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Towson rolling entering March

Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 27, 2019

TOWSON, Md. — It's been a special season for Towson women's hoops.

“It's been great to bring more people to Towson basketball. Since we've been winning more people have been taking notice,” said guard Ryan Holder.

The Tigers are 17-9 overall and 11-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association. That's a long cry from last year's 4-14 conference mark.

“These girls are ready and they're up to the challenge,” said head coach Diane Richardson.

In only her second season as head coach, Richardson has completely remade the roster. There are eight new players and three new starters, and it's been a perfect blend.

“We knew the type of players they were and we knew that some of them were leaders on the court and off,” she said. “We knew it would be a good mesh.”

“We have great chemistry. Even off the court, we're always together,” said leading scorer Kionna Jeter.

Towson is making program history. They held down first place in the CAA for the first time ever earlier this season. They posted a six-game win streak for the first time in seven seasons.

They're currently winners of four straight.

With three games to go in the regular season they currently sit in third place in the CAA. Two of their final three games come against the teams right above them in the standings, first place James Madison (22-4, 14-1) and second place Drexel (20-5, 12-2).

All three contest will be played at home.

“It's a big advantage. We just got to continue to play as we've been playing these last four games and continue playing together,” said Jeter.

“Being at home you always feel stronger, faster, better. It's good to be home,” added Holder.

“I think we're playing some pretty good basketball right now,” said Richardson. “So, hopefully that will carry on to the end of the season and into the tournament.”

Towson next plays JMU on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at SECU Arena.

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