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Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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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.

Delaware falters against Hofstra in 2nd half

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Delaware falters against Hofstra in 2nd half

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NEWARK, Del. — Justin Wright-Foreman hit 6 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 32 points, including 12 in the final eight-plus minutes, to help Hofstra beat Delaware 64-59 on Saturday night.

Ryan Allen converted a 3-point play to give Delaware (11-12, 4-6 Colonial Athletic Association) a seven-point lead with 8 1/2 minutes left. Wright-Foreman answered with a 3 and then made back-to-back layups to spark a 12-2 run that made it 58-55 with three minutes to go. The Blue Hens trimmed their deficit to 60-58 on a layup by Skye Johnson with 39 seconds remaining, but Wright-Foreman made a contested 3 late in the shot clock with 12 seconds left.

Eric Carter led Delaware with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Eli Pemberton added 12 points for Hofstra (13-9, 6-4). The Pride committed just four turnovers and scored 15 points off 11 Blue Hens miscues.

Delaware used a 14-0 run to take a 24-13 lead midway through the first half and didn't trail again until Pemberton's free throw with 5:15 to play gave Hofstra a 54-53 lead.

Delaware can't overcome huge Hofstra run

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Delaware can't overcome huge Hofstra run

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Eli Pemberton scored 21 points, Desure Buie added 20 and Hofstra pulled away late in the first half and cruised to a 90-63 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.

Pemberton was 7 of 12 from the floor and Buie made four 3-pointers and was 8-of-17 shooting from the field. Justin Wright-Foreman had 15 points and Jalen Ray chipped in 10 for Hofstra (12-7, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association), which has won five of its last six games.

Ryan Allen scored 16 points, Anthony Mosley added 15 and Ryan Daly 13 for Delaware (11-9, 4-3).

The Pride used a 25-11 run that spanned the halves for a 55-39 lead with 14:42 to play and cruised from there. Rokas Gustys scored six of his eight points, Pemberton added another six points and Wright-Foreman had five during the stretch.