Recap: Delaware vs. Drexel
Newark, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Tavon Allen scored a career-high 25 points off the bench, leading the Drexel Dragons to a 69-65 win over the Delaware Blue Hens in Colonial Athletic Association action at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Allen connected on 10-of-17 shots from the floor and handed out four assists in 37 minutes of action for the Dragons (15-12, 7-7 CAA) as they picked up their second win in the last three outings. Chris Fouch responded with 19 points and Frantz Massenat 11, while Dartaye Ruffin cleared a game-high 12 rebounds in the triumph.
The Blue Hens (20-9, 12-2) were paced by Devon Saddler with 20 points on 7- of-18 shooting from the floor, followed by Davon Usher and Cazmon Hayes with 19 and 10 points, respectively. Carl Baptiste came up a point shy of a double- double as he tallied 11 rebounds and also notched three blocked shots as the Hens lost for the second time in three games.
Delaware opened the meeting on a 10-0 run, but nine minutes into the meeting the Dragons battled back to take a 14-13 advantage over the Hens. The teams remained close for the rest of the period, leaving Delaware with a 33-31 edge at the break.
Allen scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half for the Dragons, the team shooting 44.8 percent from the field in the frame, as well as 11-of-13 at the free-throw line, in order to pull off the unlikely road win.
The Hens had a 10-game home win streak snapped as they shot only 5-of-22 behind the 3-point line and were beaten on the glass by a 42-33 margin.Game Notes