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Drexel blows double-digit lead in second half of season-opening loss

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Drexel blows double-digit lead in second half of season-opening loss

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Freshman guard Justin Turner had 33 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, and Bowling Green beat Drexel 78-69 on Friday night.

It was the most points from a Falcon freshman since Spencer Park scored 33 at Detroit on Dec. 12, 2015. Nineteen of Turner's points came in the second half.

Bowling Green trailed 42-32 at halftime but went on a 19-0 run in the second half to take control. The Falcons defense held Drexel to 27 points in the second half and 32 percent shooting.

The Falcons forced 19 turnovers, leading to 26 points, in front of a capacity crowd of 2,504.

Austin Williams led Drexel with a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double. Sammy Mojica added 17 points and seven boards. Williams scored 16 of his points before the break.

Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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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.

Drexel blown away by College of Charleston

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Drexel blown away by College of Charleston

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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.