Xavier 26 43 69
Drexel 27 38 65
Date of game: 11/23/2012

Recap: Drexel vs. Xavier

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Semaj Christon led four Musketeers in double figures with 23 points as Xavier defeated the Drexel Dragons, 69-65, in the second round of the DirectTV Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.

Christon was 10-of-14 shooting from the floor and added six assists in the Xavier (4-1) victory. Justin Martin chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds. Jeff Robinson and Dee Davis added 13 and 11 points, respectively.

The Dragons (1-4) were paced by Damion Lee's 19 points. Frantz Massenat got into the mix with 18 points and four assists. Tavon Allen also contributed 13 points off the bench in the setback.

The first half ended with a Drexel on top, 27-26. Xavier trailed at the intermission despite shooting 5-of-8 from beyond the arc while Drexel converted just 1-of-6 attempts from distance. The Dragons were able to capitalize on the Musketeers' miscues to score 12 points off of turnovers while limiting Xavier managed no points off of turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

Xavier took the lead just after the second half tipped off and never looked back. Despite Drexel holding Xavier to just 2-of-9 shooting from behind the three-point line, the Musketeers managed to outscore the Daragons 43-38 during the course of the second half.

The Musketeers outrebounded the Dragons, 27-19, and limiting themselves to only 11 turnovers. Xavier will play Drake for fifth place in the final round of the tournament on Sunday. The Dragons will look for their first win of the event versus the Rice Owls in the seventh place game, which will also take place on Sunday.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.