Rokas Gustys scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and Hofstra held off Drexel 91-86 on Saturday.
Gustys reached the 10-rebound mark for the 64th time in his career and posted his 42nd career double-double. Justin Wright-Foreman, the Colonial Athletic Association's top scorer, added 20 to notch his 40th straight game in double figures, the nation's fifth-longest streak. Eli Pemberton added 19 for the Pride, who shot 61 percent.
Gustys had a basket and Pemberton a 3-pointer to give Hofstra (11-7, 4-2) a five-point lead with 15 minutes left. Gustys scored six points in a 12-1 run that extended the lead to 13, 68-55, with 9:43 to go.
The Dragons (7-12, 1-5) charged back late, getting within 86-84 with 38 seconds left on Tramaine Isabel's bucket but the Pride then made 5 of 6 free throws.
Isabell finished with 25 points and Sammy Mojica, who reached 1,000 career points, matched his career high with 22.
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.