January 18, 2012 |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Hofstra bit at Drexel's heals and clawed back after trailing by as much as 10 points to make it a game in the second half Wednesday night. It seemed as if the Pride was on the way to their first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season. The Dragons, however, had other ideas, and held on for a 56-50 win at the Mack Sports Complex on Long Island. Drexel (13-5 overall, 5-2 CAA) has won five straight and 11 of its last 12 games. Chris Fouch led the Dragons with 13 points, while Damion Lee added 11. Daryl McCoy scored six points and led both teams with 11 rebounds.
August 3, 2011 |
This is all Jaylen Bond wanted. However, going to a powerhouse that promises immediate playing time as a swingman took longer than expected. The recent Plymouth Whitemarsh graduate orally committed to the University of Texas Tuesday on his official visit to the Austin campus. That came five months after the 6-foot-7, 219-pounder backed out of his scholarship to Pittsburgh and flirted with playing next season at St. Thomas More, a prep school in Connecticut. But the 18-year-old ultimately decided there was no need to spend a season at prep school.
March 17, 2011 |
Jim Larranaga was talking about successful defensive basketball techniques. "When you play a team like Villanova, you know you have to defend the three, ball screens [and] dribble drives," Larranaga, the George Mason coach, said the other night. "If you're a team that's good at doing that, then you have a great chance. If you're not good at that, you're in for a long night. " How does George Mason perform these defensive chores? "It depends on the day," Larranaga said, chuckling.
February 28, 2011 |
Phil Martelli raised some eyebrows early last week when he said, almost in passing, that the best player for St. Joseph's was a young man who has yet to officially wear the Hawks' crimson and gray. He was speaking of Halil Kanacevic, who is sitting out this season after transferring from Hofstra following his freshman year. Kanacevic may be just what the Hawks need next season - a brawny body who plays with an edge. He is 6-foot-8, 252 pounds, and by all accounts he rules the boards at just about every practice.
February 11, 2011 |
Drexel charged back from a 12-point, second-half deficit, but the Dragons (13-10, 5-7 Colonial Athletic Association) went cold down the stretch as Hofstra (14-9, 6-6) held on for a 66-59 victory in Hempstead, N.Y., on Thursday night. Hollie Mershon led Drexel with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Jasmina Rosseel chipped in 14 points. Shante Evans led the Pride with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Drexel's 50-percent shooting in the second half could not make up for the team's meager 7-for-28 effort to open the game.
February 1, 2011
Drexel will host Kent State in an ESPN BracketBusters game on Friday, Feb. 18, at 9 p.m. in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. ESPNU will televise the game. After winning at Hofstra on Saturday, the Dragons are 14-7 this season, 6-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Dartaye Ruffin scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds in the win. The freshman was named the CAA Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. Kent State (14-7, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) has won five of its last six games; it has a victory this season over South Florida, and its losses include a three-point decision to Florida.
January 29, 2011 |
Coming off a 60-52 loss at James Madison on Thursday, Drexel will visit Hofstra on Saturday with time running out on the Dragons' hopes of playing their way back into the thick of the Colonial Athletic Association championship race. Its most recent contest left Drexel with a 13-7 overall record that includes a 5-5 mark in league play. The top four teams in the CAA are Virginia Commonwealth (9-1), Hofstra (8-2), George Mason (8-2), and Old Dominion (7-3). Thursday night, VCU defeated Hofstra, which still has dates at George Mason on Feb. 2, and at home on Feb. 5 against Old Dominion.
January 24, 2011 |
Jasmina Rosseel scored 26 points, all in the second half, on Sunday, to lead Drexel to a 69-57 victory over Hofstra in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Tyler Hale pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds and added 11 points as the Dragons (12-6, 4-3) remained unbeaten (8-0) at home. Kamile Nacickaite neatly balanced Rosseel's scoring, tallying 17 of her 19 points in the first half. Hofstra fell to 11-7, 3-4. Duke 65, North Carolina State 64 - Freshman Chelsea Gray made a driving layup with 12 seconds left and led the Blue Devils to a thrilling win over the Wolfpack in Raleigh, N.C. The No. 3 Blue Devils (19-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference)
January 4, 2011 |
The big question going into Monday night's Colonial Athletic Association game between Drexel and visiting Hofstra was: Would the Dragons be able to contain Pride guard Charles Jenkins, a Naismith Trophy candidate who was leading the league in scoring and drawing attention from NBA scouts? With the help of Jenkins' own foul trouble, Drexel did manage to keep him from running wild. But the senior still managed to get his average (23 points) in a 75-69 Hofstra victory at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
January 4, 2011 |
If you like subtle coaching chess matches, the DAC was the right venue last night. Drexel's Bruiser Flint and first-year Hofstra coach Mo Cassara were matching move for move. The difference was not coaching. The difference was Charles Jenkins. And Hofstra had him. There were several NBA scouts in the house, including Portland's Steve Rosenberry and Orlando's Dave Twardzik, the man who practically became a resident of Philadelphia 7 years ago when he was watching Jameer Nelson's every move during the national Player of the Year's senior season at Saint Joseph's.