After coming back from down 12 points with under six minutes to play, the Drexel Dragons (20-8, 13-4 CAA) comeback fell just short as they fell to the Delaware Blue Hens, 62-57, on Sunday afternoon. Senior guard Hollie Mershon had 26 points to lead the Dragons and freshman guard Rachel Pearson came off the bench to score nine points in the final nine minutes of the game.
After an Elena Delle Donne (28 points and 10 rebounds) layup to make it 52-40, Mershon knocked down a three-pointer to complete a 14-2 run that tied the game at 54 apiece. A few possessions later, Delaware's Lauren Carra (21 points) knocked downa three with 1:36 remaining that was answered by Pearson only 20 seconds later to lock things up at 57-57. But with under a minute to play, Carra drew a foul on Mershon, knocked down both free throws and Drexel was unable to score from that point on.
This was the second game with Delaware that Drexel came close to winning and it shows the Dragons aren't scared of the nationally-ranked Blue Hens.
Drexel finishes up their regular season at home against James Madison on Wednesday night and the winner will lock up the number-two seed in the CAA Tournament while the loser will take the third seed.