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Drexel 80, Rider 62

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Samme Givens and Frantz Massenat each scored 21 points as Drexel opened the season with an 80-62 victory over Rider in a game that began at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Givens scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, including a run seven straight as the Dragons (1-0) pulled away.

The Broncs, playing for the third time in five days, fell to 0-3 for the first time in 15 years.

The game drew a capacity crowd of 1,650 fans at Alumni Gym.

Rider's Daniel Stewart had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth career double-double.