Scores

Final

Delaware 67

(6-7, 3-0 CAA)

Drexel 63

(8-7, 1-2 CAA)

4:00 PM ET, January 5, 2008

John A Daskalakis Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
DEL 28 3967
DREX 35 2863

Top Performers

Delaware: A. Dawson 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

Drexel: F. Elegar 33 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

Delaware 67, Drexel 63

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Alphonso Dawson scored 18 points and hit all five of his free throws to lead Delaware to a 67-63 victory over Drexel on Saturday.

Herb Courtney added 14 points, Marco Cooper had 10 and leading scorer Marc Egerson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Hens (6-7, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won four of five.

Frank Elegar scored 33 points and had 17 rebounds, both career highs, for the Dragons (8-7, 1-2), who had won three of four.

Delaware bounced back from a 35-28 deficit at the break by shooting 52 percent from the field in the second half. The Blue Hens shot just 29 percent in the first half (9-of-31) and made only one of nine 3-point attempts.

Drexel started the game with a 10-2 run and took a 19-8 lead, their largest of the game, on Scott Rodgers' 3-pointer with 10:55 remaining in the half. But Delaware scored 16 of the next 20 points and took a 24-23 edge with 5:51 left.

The teams traded baskets for most of the second half until Edwin Santiago's trey tied the score 53-53 with 10:01 left. Egerson's layup put Delaware ahead for good, 58-56, with 4:43 remaining.

The Dragons struggled from the foul line late in the game, going 9-for-22 in the second half, including Elegar's 5-13 from the line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEL
DREX
Points 67 63
FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 23-50 (.460)
3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 2-11 (.182)
FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 15-31 (.484)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 8

2007-08 Season

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» Jan 5, 2008 DEL 67, @DREX 63Recap
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