Drake ends slide with 68-54 win over Bradley

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DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP)—Josh Young scored 18 points and Josh Parker added 16 as Drake snapped a three-game home losing streak by beating Bradley 68-54 Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Bulldogs (15-10, 6-7) had dropped their last three conference games at Knapp Center. But they shot 58 percent in the second half to protect their 10-point halftime lead.

Bradley (13-11, 7-6), which shot 42 percent, got no closer than eight points in the second half and dropped its fourth straight road game.

Young and Parker were a combined 12-for-12 from the free throw line for Drake, which made 15 of 20 attempts.

Dodie Dunson was Bradley’s only double-figure scorer with 14 points.

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Dodie Dunson Dodie Dunson
6-10,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
Josh Young Josh Young
4-8,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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