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Drexel makes 1st conference win a huge one

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Drexel makes 1st conference win a huge one

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Kurk Lee scored five of his 22 points in overtime and Alihan Demir finished with a career-high 20 points to help Drexel beat College of Charleston 87-82 on Friday night.

Tramaine Isabell and Troy Harper scored 14 points apiece and Austin Williams had 10 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals for Drexel (7-9, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association). The Dragons snapped a three-game skid.

Williams had a dunk and Lee hit a 3-pointer as Drexel scored eight of the first 11 points in overtime. Jarrell Brantley had a tip-in putback and a layup 12 seconds apart to trim Charleston's deficit to 83-82 with 26 seconds left, but the Cougars went 0 for 3 from the field while Harper and Lee combined to make 4 of 4 free throws from there to seal it.

Joe Chealey led Charleston (11-4, 2-1) with 22 points and Brantley added 20, on 8-of-14 shooting, with a season-high 10 rebounds.

Drexel led by as many as 11 points in the first half and led 44-34 after a layup by Demir early in the second.

Chealey scored five straight points to cap a 7-0 spurt that gave the Cougars their first lead, 73-71, with 33 seconds left in regulation. Lee sliced into the lane for a layup , and Brantley missed a clean look from 3 at the buzzer, to force overtime.

Drexel's slide continues with lopsided loss to Northeastern

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Drexel's slide continues with lopsided loss to Northeastern

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Jordan Roland had 26 points as Northeastern easily defeated Drexel 90-66 on Saturday. Vasa Pusica added 21 points for the Huskies. Pusica also had nine rebounds for the Huskies.

Anthony Green had 14 points and nine rebounds for Northeastern (20-10, 14-4 Colonial Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Bolden Brace added nine rebounds.

Northeastern totaled 53 second-half points, a season best for the team.

Camren Wynter had 19 points and eight assists for the Dragons (13-18, 7-11). Alihan Demir added 14 points and nine rebounds. Trevor John had 11 points.

The Huskies improve to 2-0 against the Dragons this season. Northeastern defeated Drexel 93-83 on Dec. 28. The Huskies and the Dragons next take the floor in the Colonial Athletic Conference Tournament.

Drexel can't slow down Justin Wright-Foreman in loss to Hofstra

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Drexel can't slow down Justin Wright-Foreman in loss to Hofstra

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Justin Wright-Foreman had 32 points as Hofstra narrowly defeated Drexel 80-77 to earn at least a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title on Thursday night.

Eli Pemberton had 15 points and six rebounds for Hofstra (24-6, 14-3), which has a one-game lead over Northeastern with one game left to play. Desure Buie added 15 points. Jalen Ray had 10 points for the visiting team.

Alihan Demir had 24 points for the Dragons (13-17, 7-10). Trevor John added 20 points and six rebounds. James Butler had 18 points.

The Pride improve to 2-0 against the Dragons this season. Hofstra defeated Drexel 89-75 on Dec. 30. Hofstra finishes out the regular season against Delaware on the road on Saturday. Drexel finishes out the regular season against Northeastern at home on Saturday.