Tramaine Isabell scored 22 points to lead five Dragons in double figures, made 11 of 14 free throws and handed out five assists as Drexel pulled away early from Division III member Arcadia University to win 95-81 on Monday night.
Troy Harper added 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Sammy Mojica added 13 points with five assists, Kurk Lee had 11 points, and Austin Williams, 10 for Drexel (2-0).
Arcadia's Josh Scott tied it at 2 with a layup, but Drexel quickly pulled ahead on a 10-3 run in which Jarvis Doles made a 3 and led 51-42 at halftime behind Harper's 15 points and on 55.2 percent shooting from the floor.
The Dragons shot 58.8 percent early in the second half and led 81-60 after Isabell hit a pair of free throws, and cruised.
Da'Kquan Davis scored 18 points for the Knights, who play in the Mid Atlantic Conference. Josh Scott and Brandon Thompson scored 14 apiece, with Thompson shooting 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and Phil Pierfy added 13 points.
It was the first meeting of the teams.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Justin Wright-Foreman scored 22 of his 32 points in the second half, Eli Pemberton and Rokas Gustys had double-doubles and Hofstra pulled away in the second half to beat Drexel 88-76 on Saturday.
Wright-Foreman buried four 3-pointers and added six assists and five rebounds for the Pride (17-11, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association). Gustys posted his third straight double-double and 13th of the season with 10 points and 17 rebounds, while Pemberton had 16 points and 10 boards for his first this season.
Drexel (11-18, 5-11) , which has lost four straight, led 34-32 at halftime, but Desure Buie scored five in an 8-0 run to begin the second half as Hofstra moved in front 40-34 and never relinquished the lead. Wright-Foreman's 3-pointer pushed the lead to double digits 4 1/2 minutes after intermission. Tramaine Isabell hit a jumper to cut Drexel's deficit to 69-66 with five minutes left, but Wright-Foreman scored nine over the next 2 1/2 minutes to put the game out of reach.
Isabell topped the Dragons with 29 points.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jarrell Brantley scored 30 points, Nick Harris added 21, both career highs, and College of Charleston rolled to an 89-67 win over Drexel on Saturday for its eighth-straight win.
Grant Riller added 16 points for the Cougars (20-6, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their 15th straight at home and avenged an earlier overtime loss at Drexel.
Brantley had eight points, including a 3-pointer and a 3-point play, in a 15-0 run that put the Cougars up 71-56 with 7:50 to play. The Dragons missed five straight shots with three turnovers.
Brantley was 12-of-18 shooting, making all four of his 3-pointers. Harris was 9-of-10 and Riller 7-of-11. The Cougars shot 55 percent (37 of 67) and had 16 assists with just one turnover.
Tramaine Isabell had 17 points for the Dragons (11-16, 5-9), whose previous five games were decided by three points or less, four of them wins.