Drexel holds on for 76-70 win over Rider

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP)—Tramayne Hawthorne scored 21 points as Drexel held off Rider for 76-70 win on Saturday.

Evan Neisler added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Dragons (3-6), while Gerald Colds added 13 points. Justin Robinson had 20 points to lead the Broncs (6-5), while Novar Gadson came off the bench to add 15 points and Ryan Thompson scored 12.

The teams were tied at 34-34 at the break, but Drexel appeared to take command with a 19-5 run midway through the second half. Rider, though, rallied late and eventually cut the lead to 70-65 with 38 seconds left.

However, the Broncs would not get any closer, and the Dragons sealed the win by making 8-of-10 free throws over the final 71 seconds.

Drexel also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Rider 42-30.

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Tramayne Hawthorne Tramayne Hawthorne
5-12,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists
Justin Robinson Justin Robinson
8-15,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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