Drexel 58
Fairfield 28 41 69
Date of game: 12/16/2012

Drexel (3-6) at Fairfield (6-5) (ET)

GAME NOTES: Playing at home for just the third time this season, the Fairfield Stags are set to entertain the Drexel Dragons in non-conference action at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Until earlier this week, the Stags had failed to be successful in back-to-back games, but that changed on Wednesday when they recorded a 62-46 win over Milwaukee, three days after taking out Rider in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. The victory was also the third in the last four contests for the Stags, who are now one game over .500.

As for the Dragons, they have yet to win consecutive tests to this point and have a total of just three wins in nine opportunities. The squad has been out of action since Dec. 8 when it slipped by Princeton on the road in a 64-57 final. The win snapped a two-game slide for a Drexel group that has split four true road games thus far.

The Stags lead the all-time series with Drexel by a 5-2 margin, although the Dragons were victorious in their meeting last season at home, 77-69.

Trailing by double figures late in the first half, the Dragons went on a run to close out the period and then responded well at both ends of the floor following the break to claim the seven-point win on the road. Damion Lee led all scorers with 21 points, followed by Dartaye Ruffin with 12 points and five rebounds as he tried to offset his five turnovers. Drexel won the battle on the boards, 32-20, and held the hosts to a mere four rebounds at the offensive end of the floor. With Chris Fouch (16.7 ppg) out of action due to ankle surgery, there's been more pressure levied on Lee who continues to pace the team in scoring with his 18.0 ppg. Frantz Massenat, who was held to just eight points by the Tigers in the last game, is the second-leading scorer among active players with 13.4 ppg, but it might be his passing (44 assists) that he is more valued for at this time as the rest of the roster tries to get involved in the action.

The defense for the Stags was all over Milwaukee earlier this week, limiting the Panthers to just 13-of-47 (.277) from the floor, including 3-of-18 behind the 3-point line. Fairfield also forced the visitors into 18 turnovers, which the Stags traded in for 18 points, more than enough to give the hosts the comfortable margin of victory. Despite shooting just 4-of-12 from the field, Derek Needham led the offense for the Stags with 13 points, followed by fellow starters Amadou Sidibe and Maurice Barrow with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Sidibe, who knocked down 6-of-8 from the field, added a team-high nine rebounds as well. A part-time starter through the first 11 games, Sidibe is shooting an impressive 66.7 percent from the floor in limited action, which is why he is averaging just 6.1 ppg. But it is important to have him on the floor because he is first on the team with 5.6 rpg. Needham remains the lone double- digit scorer to this point with 13.9 ppg for a team producing 63.0 ppg.

Don't expect many offensive fireworks in this meeting because points can be hard to come by on both sides. The loss of Fouch has been difficult to overcome for the Dragons and being on the road this weekend won't help matters.

GAME NOTES: Playing at home for just the third time this season, the Fairfield Stags are set to entertain the Drexel Dragons in non-conference action at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Fact Stats

FACTS & STATS: Site: Webster Bank Arena (9,000) -- Bridgeport, Connecticut. Television: SNY. Home Record: Drexel 0-2, Fairfield 1-1. Away Record: Drexel 2-2, Fairfield 2-4. Neutral Record: Drexel 1-2, Fairfield 3-0. Conference Record: Drexel 0-0, Fairfield 1-1. Series Record: Fairfield leads, 5-2.

Game Date and Time

Sunday, December 16, 4 p.m. (et)

Predicted Outcome

Fairfield 64, Drexel 58

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.