Drexel 77, Monmouth 66
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Drexel captains Jeff Myers and Chuck Guittar combined for 50 of Drexel’s total points as the Dragons beat Monmouth 77-66 Tuesday night.
Both Myers and Guittar went 5-for-8 from the 3-point line to account for 10 of Drexel’s 13 team 3-pointers.
Drexel (1-1) managed to escape with the 37-35 halftime lead as Monmouth (0-2) emerged with the early shooting edge on a 51.7 percent (15-29) display. But a layup by Jason Yoder with 14 seconds remaining gave the Dragons the advantage at the break.
The Dragons countered a 45.5 percent second-half shooting surge (10-22) and a stifling defense that held Monmouth to 39.3 percent (11-28) in the closing 20 minutes.
Four of Drexel’s five starters finished in double figures. Mustafa Barksdale led Monmouth with 16 points. Corey Albano added 13 points and five rebounds in the Monmouth loss.