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Despite nor'easter, Drexel captures 5th straight Dad Vail title

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Despite nor'easter, Drexel captures 5th straight Dad Vail title

Updated: 5:45 p.m.

A nor'easter couldn't dampen the day for Drexel.

The Dragons won the overall points title at the Dad Vail Regatta for the fifth year in a row while Saint Joseph's had its most medals (five) since 2010.

All races were canceled after 10:35 a.m. because of inclement weather. But not before Drexel collected seven overall medals.

The Dragons took home gold in men's varsity eight, women's varsity eight, women's second varsity eight, women's third varsity eight and men's freshmen eight. They also took silver in the men's third varsity eight and bronze in the women's varsity four. St. Joe's men's had two gold and one silver medal, winning the second and third varsity eight while finishing second behind Drexel in the varsity eight.

Drexel won the women's points title for the first time in program history. The Dragons' women's varsity eight won gold, also a program first.

Delaware took home the men's overall point title. St. Joe's finished second, its best performance since 1970 when its varsity eight took home the gold. The Hawks had never won the third varsity eight before and hadn't clinched gold in the second varsity eight since 2005.

Drexel ousted from CAA Tournament after letting early lead slip away

Drexel ousted from CAA Tournament after letting early lead slip away

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jackson Kent scored 20 points including 16 in the second half when James Madison rallied to defeat Drexel 80-70 on Friday night in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.

The seventh-seeded Dukes (10-22) will play No. 2 seed College of Charleston in a quarterfinal Saturday.

JMU trailed 33-25 at halftime after coach Louis Rowe was assessed two technical fouls late in the half, but outscored the Dragons 32-27 over the first nine minutes of the second half. Drexel cut the lead to nine with two minutes left before JMU responded with an 8-0 run.

Joey McLean added 14 points while Paulius Satkus, Ramone Snowden and Shakir Brown scored 11 points each for the Dukes. Brown also had nine rebounds and four assists.

Sammy Mojica scored 15 points, Kari Jonsson 14 and Kurk Lee 13 with seven assists for the 10th-seeded Dragons (9-23), who finished the season with six straight defeats.

The Dukes made 24 of 32 free throws to 13 of 19 for the Dragons, who had two players foul out.

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

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Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.