The Drexel Dragons defeated the William & Mary Tribe 63-61 on Tuesday for their 14th straight win. The Dragons are tied atop the CAA with George Mason heading into the regular season's home stretch.
The Drexel Dragons won their 14th straight game Tuesday, downing the William & Mary Tribe 63-61 at home. The game came down to the final moments of the second half. With two seconds on the clock and the Dragons up two points, Quinn McDowell tried to release the potential game-winning 3-pointer, but slipped instead as time expired.
The Tribe (5-23, 3-12 CAA) were gunning for the upset throughout the night. With 3:30 remaining in the game they held a slim 52-51 lead, but then Frantz Massenat came alive, scoring seven straight to put the Dragons up for good. Massenat finished with 12 of the team's final 14 points, and 22 points total on 7-for-17 shooting. Derrick Thomas also chipped in 16 (4-of-8 behind the 3-point arc) and Samme Givens hauled in 11 rebounds to help the cause.
Four players hit double digits for the Tribe, led by Marcus Thornton's 13 points off the bench. Tim Rusthoven brought in eight rebounds to go with his 11 points. William & Mary went 46.7 percent from behind the arc, making 7-of-15 shot attempts including 3-of-4 from Thornton.
The win improved the Dragons to 22-5 overall, and put them in a first place tie with the George Mason Patriots atop the Colonial Athletic Association at 14-2 in conference play. They have three games left in the regular season, going to Cleveland State on Saturday, hosting James Madison next Wednesday, and visiting Old Dominion the Saturday after.
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