Scores

Final

James Madison 57

(2-3, 0-2 CAA)

Drexel 68

(4-5, 1-0 CAA)

    8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    JMU 27 3057
    DREX 31 3768

    Top Performers

    James Madison: R. Barbosa 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Drexel: K. Sanchez 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Drexel 68, James Madison 57

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dominick Mejia and Kenell Sanchez each scored 21 points and were a combined 21-for-24 from the free-throw line to lift Drexel to a 68-57 win over James Madison on Wednesday night.

    The Dragons (1-0 Colonial Athletic Association, 4-6) snapped a five-game losing streak.

    James Madison (0-2, 2-3) only trailed 31-29 with 19:48 remaining in the game after Chris Cathlin scored on a layup.

    However, that was the closest the Dukes would get in the second half. Drexel scored nine of the next 12 points and capped the run with a pair of free throws by Frank Elegar to give the Dragons a 40-32 lead with 16:16 left. A pair of free throws by Mejia gave Drexel its biggest lead, 58-46, with 6:04 remaining.

    James Madison stole the ball 11 times, but shot 36 percent from the field and made only 3-of-14 3-point attempts.

    Elegar finished with 12 points for Drexel.

    Ray Barbosa scored the Dukes' first nine points of the game and had 15 of his 19 total points in the first half. Daniel Freeman scored 12 points off the bench and Cavell Johnson added 11 for James Madison.

    The Dukes only trailed 31-27 at halftime thanks to Drexel's 14 turnovers.

    Barbosa hit a pair of free throws to spark an 8-1 run that gave the Dukes a 24-21 lead with 5:51 left in the first half. The Dragons answered back, scoring eight of the next 10 points as a pair of free throws by Mejia put Drexel ahead 29-26 with 2:16 left in the first half. The Dragons never trailed again.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JMU
    DREX
    Points 57 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-59 (.356) 18-46 (.391)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 29-42 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 12

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