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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Joe Chealey scored 22 points and top-seeded Charleston defeated No. 8 seed Drexel 66-59 on Sunday to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals.
Charleston (24-7) will play the winner of Sunday's Towson-William & Mary game on Monday.
Grant Riller added 17 points in surpassing 1,000 in his career and Jarrell Brantley had 12 points and 11 rebounds, his 21st career double-double, for the Cougars, who shared the regular-season title with Northeastern but got the No. 1 seed by virtue of a season sweep of the Huskies.
Trailing by nine, Chealey hit a pair of 3-pointers to start a 20-5 run to take a 59-53 lead with 2:38 remaining. The Dragons (13-20) were within four with a minute to go but Riller hit a 3-pointer and Chealey two free throws to go up nine.
Kurk Lee scored 15 points, Tramaine Isabell had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Williams 12 points for Drexel.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tramaine Isabell scored 12 of his 24 points in the last four minutes to help No. 8 seed Drexel beat ninth-seeded James Madison 70-62 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Saturday.
Drexel (13-19), which had lost six of their last seven conference tournament games before beating the Dukes, will move on to face top-seeded Charleston (23-7) in a Sunday quarterfinal.
James Madison had a 55-54 lead with 4:20 to play. The Dragons closed on a 16-7 run, including an 8-0 stretch from Isabell. Ramone Snowden's 3-pointer pulled the Dukes to 64-60 before Isabell hit four straight free throws to make it 68-60 with 31 seconds left.
Sammy Mojica added 11 points and Austin Williams had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Drexel.
Matt Lewis made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting for James Madison (10-22).