Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01)
Strong guard play from Frantz Massenat and Damion Lee pushed the hot-shooting Drexel Dragons to a 55-47 victory over Rice in Anaheim, California.
Massenat had 20 points, two rebounds and three assists in the game. He was 7-for-10 from the field which included a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc. He played 35 minutes. Lee managed 16 points and six rebounds in his 30 minutes of action for the Dragons.
Drexel shot well from the field, shooting 51.4 percent (19-for-37) from the floor, and 45.5 percent (5-for-11) from three-point range. Rice, on the other hand, only managed 36.5 percent from the floor (19-for-52). Rice managed 15 more shots than Drexel, but could not convert nearly as often.
The Dragons (2-4) dominated Rice (1-5) on the glass, as they collected 31 rebounds to Rice’s 19 boards. There was little offensive rebounding in this one, as Daryl McCoy pulled down three offensive rebounds for Drexel, and was the only one to record an offensive rebound. Rice only managed four on the offensive glass.
Tavon Allen played 16 minutes in the game, but only managed six points, three rebounds and three assists on the day.
Drexel as a team stayed out of foul trouble, as they only were called for seven fouls for the entire game. McCoy was the only Dragon to record more than one foul, as he had two.
Drexel will have a lenghty layoff before they take to the courts again. They take on Rider at the DAC on December 1. Tip-off is slated for noon.