Scores

Final

Georgia State 51

(4-12, 1-5 CAA)

Drexel 58

(9-9, 2-4 CAA)

    7:30 PM ET, January 16, 2008

    John A Daskalakis Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    GAST 19 3251
    DREX 24 3458

    Top Performers

    Georgia State: J. Billingslea 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Drexel: T. Hawthorne 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Drexel 58, Georgia St. 51

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tramayne Hawthorne scored a career-high 23 points and Frank Elegar added 14 as Drexel snapped a three-game losing streak with a 58-51 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday.

    Hawthorne scored 16 of his 23 in the second half as the Dragons (9-9, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association) built a 15-point lead before fending off the Panthers (4-12, 1-5).

    Justin Billingslea scored nine points while Rashad Chase and Jihad Ali had eight apiece.

    Leading scorer Leonard Mendez (16.7 points per game) finished with just six on 2-of-11 shooting.

    Hawthorne's 3-pointer with 8:01 remaining gave Drexel a seemingly comfortable 52-37 advantage. But Georgia State ripped off a 14-2 run to close within 54-51 with 2:50 left.

    Chase scored six points during the spurt. The Panthers had numerous chances to get closer but misfired on four shots in the final minute. Elegar hit a layup and Hawthorne converted two free throws with 15.5 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

    Drexel was outrebounded 37-29 but shot 52 percent from the field in the second half and never trailed in the game. The Dragons bench outscored Georgia State, 29-16.

    Drexel improved to 5-1 all-time against the Panthers, which includes three consecutive wins.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    DREX
    Points 51 58
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 21-48 (.438)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 11-13 (.846)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

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