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.
BOSTON -- Vasa Pusica scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half and Anthony Green tied a career-high with 16 points as Northeastern held off Drexel 75-69 on Thursday night for its fourth straight win.
Behind the hot shooting of Pusica -- who was 7 of 11 from the floor in the first half -- the Huskies (18-9, 11-4 Colonial Athletic Association) raced out to a 19-8 lead, and Pusica's deep 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left before the break put Northeastern up 10.
After the break, the teams traded buckets until a 10-2 Huskies run put them up 14, their largest lead of the night. The Dragons (11-17, 5-10) responded with a 15-4 run to bring the margin down to three. Pusica answered with his second 3-pointer and two free throws, and Devon Begley made two free throws as well to push the lead back to 10 and put it on ice.
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.