ELON, N.C. — Dainan Swoope scored 21 points and Tyler Seibring scored 19 points and gathered 12 rebounds and Elon downed Drexel 90-75 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Brian Dawkins and Steven Santa Ana each scored 13 points and Dmitri Thompson and Karolis Kundrotas each scored 11 for Elon (9-5), which shot 14 of 30 (47 percent) from 3-point range.
The Phoenix made six of their first seven shots and built a 15-8 lead with 3s coming from Santa Ana, Seibring and Swoope. Santa Ana later connected on a pair of 3s, Seibring had a 3 and a pair of free throws and Swoope made a pair of free throws and the lead was 28-10 with 12:47 left in the first half.
Drexel only managed to bring down the double-digit deficit it faced most of the game to 76-67 when Austin Williams made one of two free throws with 3:55 left before Seibring responded with a quick 3.
Kurk Lee led Drexel (6-8) with 18 points and Williams tied a career-high with 14 rebounds.
TOWSON, Md. — Tobias Howard scored a career-high 26 points as Towson beat Drexel 92-77 on Saturday. Brian Fobbs added 25 points for the Tigers.
Howard hit 8 of 10 free throws.
Nakye Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Towson (10-17, 6-8 Colonial Athletic Association).
Towson dominated the first half and led 46-19 at the break. The Dragons' 19 first-half points marked a season low for the team.
Alihan Demir had 17 points for the Dragons (12-16, 6-9). Camren Wynter added 13 points and eight assists. Trevor John and Troy Harper had 12 points apiece.
The Tigers leveled the season series against the Dragons with the win. Drexel defeated Towson 72-66 on Jan. 17. Towson plays Hofstra on the road on Thursday. Drexel matches up against Delaware at home next Saturday.
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Dwight Wilson scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds and James Madison defeated Drexel 71-69 on Thursday night.
Wilson was 9-of-11 shooting with the Dukes (11-15, 4-9 Colonial Athletic Association) shooting 57 percent. Stuckey Mosley added 15 points.
Trailing by eight with under a minute to go, Drexel scored seven straight points, capped by Camren Wynter's 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. Darius Banks made two free throws with three seconds left for a three-point lead. Drexel's Troy Harper went to the line with 1.9 left, made the first free throw and missed the second with the ball going out of bounds to Drexel with 0.8 remaining. However, the inbounds pass was knocked away as time ran out.
JMU used a 23-7 run in building a 15-point in the first half before Drexel (12-15, 6-8) cut it to nine at the break. JMU was ahead by 12 with 5:14 left in the game before the Dragons rallied.
Alihan Demir scored 23 points, 15 in the second half, and James Butler had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Drexel.