Old Dominion beats Drexel 63-53

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Gerald Lee had a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Old Dominion to a 63-53 win over Drexel on Saturday night.

Lee scored 11 points in a 19-3 run that spanned the final 13:25 of the first half, giving Old Dominion a 26-14 lead at the break.

The Monarchs (8-5 Colonial Athletic Association, 15-8) never trailed in the second half and led by as many as 18 twice on the way to their fourth straight win.

Jonathan Adams had 12 points in a reserve role for the Monarchs.

Drexel (12-10, 8-5) shot 32 percent and was outscored 36-20 in the paint. The Dragons cut the Monarchs’ lead to single digits three times in the second half and got within 61-53 with 17.9 seconds left after a 3-pointer by Jamie Harris.

Harris shot 6-for-11 from 3-point range and led the Dragons with 20 points. Gerald Colds added 14 points for Drexel.

Drexel led 11-7 with 13:48 remaining in the first half after a 3-pointer by Harris. But the Dragons shooting went cold and managed just one field goal the rest of the first half, finishing 5-for-25 in the opening stanza.

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