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Tinsley hits new scoring high

JB Hoops alum George Tinsley broke loose for 19 second-half points Sunday night on the way to a new college scoring high of 24 points when Binghamton University lost to Loyola of Maryland, 77-65, in Baltimore.

Tinsley, a freshman from Abington Heights, made five 3-pointers in the second half, finishing 6-for-12 from long range.

The 6-foot-6 forward scored the first 11 Binghamton points in the second half.

With Tinsley leading the way, the Bearcats cut a second-half deficit from 21 to 10 before the rally fell short.

Tinsley posted his third double-double. He grabbed 10 rebounds, 6 of them on the offensive end. He also had two steals and an assist.

Loyola ended Binghamton’s four-game winning streak, dropping the Bearcats to 4-4.

The last win in the streak came, 90-69, Tuesday over Division III SUNY Oneonta.

Tinsley had 14 points without making a 3-pointer. He was 0-for-4 on 3-point attempts, but made all five of shots inside the arc.

In a well-rounded effort, Tinsley also had nine rebounds, four assists, four blocked shots and a steal.

Tinsley leads Binghamton in rebounds with 9.0 per game, blocked shots with 8 and 3-pointers made with 18. He averages 12.4 points and 2.6 assists while shooting 40.2 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent on 3-pointers and 57.9 percent from the line.


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