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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Troy Harper scored 17 points and Sammy Mojica added 16 as Drexel outlasted James Madison 76-74 on Thursday night.

The Dragons (10-14, 4-7 Colonial Athletic Association) also received double-digit contributions from Kurk Lee (14 points) and Austin Williams (11 points) in the win over the Dukes (6-18, 2-9). Williams and Lee played hero for Drexel in the final seconds, with Lee making two free throws with 6.2 seconds left and Williams rejecting a Stuckey Mosley layup at the buzzer to seal the Dragons' win.

Drexel took command early, taking advantage of the Dukes missing 10 of their first 11 shots to jump out to a 9-2 lead. The Dragons held a 30-22 advantage at halftime. In the period, JMU missed all 10 of its 3-pointers.

Both teams saw more success shooting the ball in the second half, with each hitting over 57 percent of its shots after the break. JMU used 10 Drexel turnovers to get back in it. Matt Lewis' layup tied it at 74 with just 27 seconds left, before Lee and Williams sealed the victory.

Matt Lewis finished with 26 points, while Mosley scored 22 for the Dukes.

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.