ELON, N.C. — Dainan Swoope scored 21 points and Tyler Seibring scored 19 points and gathered 12 rebounds and Elon downed Drexel 90-75 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Brian Dawkins and Steven Santa Ana each scored 13 points and Dmitri Thompson and Karolis Kundrotas each scored 11 for Elon (9-5), which shot 14 of 30 (47 percent) from 3-point range.
The Phoenix made six of their first seven shots and built a 15-8 lead with 3s coming from Santa Ana, Seibring and Swoope. Santa Ana later connected on a pair of 3s, Seibring had a 3 and a pair of free throws and Swoope made a pair of free throws and the lead was 28-10 with 12:47 left in the first half.
Drexel only managed to bring down the double-digit deficit it faced most of the game to 76-67 when Austin Williams made one of two free throws with 3:55 left before Seibring responded with a quick 3.
Kurk Lee led Drexel (6-8) with 18 points and Williams tied a career-high with 14 rebounds.
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Matt Lewis scored 20 points, including the go-ahead bucket, and James Madison beat Drexel 75-73 on Saturday.
Lewis made a short leaner then added two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to lead 75-71. Kurk Lee scored with eight seconds remaining for Drexel and JMU's Banks missed two free throws but Troy Harper's heave from just past halfcourt went off the rim.
There were 20 lead changes and 17 ties in a game neither team led by more than five.
Stuckey Mosley added 13 points, Develle Phillips 12 and Darius Banks 10 for the Dukes (6-15, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association), who beat the Dragons (7-14, 1-7) for the ninth straight time.
Tramaine Isabell scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, Troy Harper added 14 points, Alihan Demir 13 and Sammy Mojica 12 for Drexel.
JMU has won two straight after losing seven in a row while Drexel's losing streak reached five.
TOWSON, Md. -- Zane Martin totaled 18 points, five rebounds and four assists and Brian Starr added 16 points and six boards to power Towson to a 90-68 romp over Drexel on Thursday night.
Mike Morsell and Justin Gorham each scored 13 for the Tigers (14-6, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association), while Deshaun Morman scored 12.
Austin Williams topped the Dragons (7-13, 1-6) with 14 points. Tramaine Isabell had 13 points and six rebounds, Kurk Lee chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists and Alihan Demir scored 10. Drexel has dropped four straight.
Williams scored eight to help Drexel jump out to a 13-5 lead five minutes into the game, but Morman's 3-pointer started an 18-5 run and the Tigers never trailed again. Towson has won four of its last five games.
Towson had a decided advantage at the free-throw line, making 30 of 37 attempts to Drexel's 17-of-20 effort. The Dragons made just 5 of 20 from 3-point range and they were outrebounded 46-25.