WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Tramaine Isabell scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists to help Drexel slip past William & Mary for a 91-79 win Saturday.
Drexel (11-14, 5-7 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed most of the game but stayed close, overtaking William & Mary for good on Alihan Demir's layup with 3:44 remaining to go up 72-71. The Dragons then scored 11 of the next 13 points and hung on.
Kurk Lee added 22 points for Drexel, which got 20 assists on its 32 baskets and finished with 62 percent shooting, including 11 for 22 from long range. Sammy Mojica and Lee finished with 12 points apiece and Austin Williams had 10 as the Dragons extended their win streak to four.
William & Mary (15-8, 8-4) entered the game tied for first with Charleston atop the conference standings. David Cohn led the Tribe with 26 points, including 10 for 10 shooting at the free throw line, and nine assists. Justin Pierce added 15 points, Matt Milon had 12 and Nathan Knight 11.
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.