A jumper by Towson senior forward LaTorri Hines-Allen with 28 seconds to go pushed the Tigers past Rider, 53-51, on Friday in a consolation game of the Preseason WNIT held at Towson's campus in Baltimore.
Rider center Julia Duggan tied the game at 51-all with 1:11 to go and had the ball with a chance to put the Broncs ahead, but she turned it over. Rider got one last shot off by Robin Perkins, but it was off the mark. Rider, now 0-2 on the season, will face St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday to wrap up their slate in the WNIT. Towson (1-1) will play North Dakota on Saturday in the other consolation game at Towson.
The Tigers were led by Dominique Johnson, who had 22 points and was 5-of-10 from 3-point range. Hines-Allen had 12 points and 11 rebounds; Jordyn Smith added 12 points and 11 rebounds as well. Towson survived despite 17 turnovers and shooting just 38 percent from the field.
Rider got a career-high 26 points from Duggan; she added 11 rebounds. The Broncs were 0-for-12 from 3-point range and just 5-of-12 from the free-throw line.