Lewis has 22 points as Niagara beats Drexel 67-62
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Tyrone Lewis scored 22 points and Benson Egemonye had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Niagara to a 67-62 victory over Drexel on Thursday.
Bilal Benn added 16 points for Niagara (8-2), which won its third straight game. The Purple Eagles are off to their best 10-game start in the 11-year tenure of head coach Joe Mihalich.
Scott Rodgers scored 19 points and Evan Neisler had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Drexel (2-4), which also got 12 rebounds from Samme Givens. The Dragons lost despite holding a 52-35 rebounding edge.
Lewis scored on a driving layup with 8:43 remaining to give Niagara a 51-49 lead, after which Drexel managed two ties but was never able to regain the lead. There were 13 lead changes in the contest and neither team led by more than five points at any point.