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.
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.
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.