Dukes complete second-half comeback, take down Towson in CAA opener

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 7:09 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The James Madison women’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point halftime deficit, to beat Towson 89-85 in the CAA opener.

Kiki Jefferson scored 16 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to propel the Dukes in the final frame.

“I’m really proud of this group,” James Madison head coach Sean O’Regan said. “I thought we had contributions from everybody. That gives me a lot of happiness just because we’ve been talking about really playing for each other. This team is getting to know each other and I think we are getting there.”

Rayne Tucker had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win Sunday afternoon.

“It really shows our fight,” Tucker said. “We’ve been working in practice about playing together and that we make the extra pass and just play hard all the time. I think after the West Virginia and the Maryland game, it really taught us to stay together more, because I feel like in those games we weren’t playing together as we were in the game today.”

Up next for James Madison is the second-half of the home-and-home with Towson on the road Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the SECU Arena.

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