The Drexel Dragons (21-9) shot 46% from the field and made 11 three-pointers on Friday night in an easy 65-31 win over William & Mary in the CAA Tournament quarterfinal round. Senior forward Taylor Wootton led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds while fellow senior Hollie Mershon chipped in 11 and a game-high six assists.
With the score 6-5 in favor of Drexel early on in the first half, the Dragons went on a furious 15-0 run to put permanent seperation between themselves and the Tribe of William & Mary.
The Dragons had a very balanced scoring attack on Friday night, getting nine points each from freshmen guards Meghan Creighton and Rachel Pearson, eight from Renee Johnson-Allen and six from Abby Redick.
As a team, Drexel had 25 assists on 27 field goals made and scored 23 points off 16 William & Mary turnovers. The Drexel defense really turned up the hear on the Tribe, holding their top two scorers, Emily Correal and Janine Aldridge, to zero points on 0-for-10 shooting combined.
With the win, Drexel advances to the semi-finals to take on the James Madison Dukes on Saturday afternoon. The two teams split the season series with Drexel winning 48-46 at JMU and the Dukes knocked off the Dragons on their home floor on Senior Night, only a week and a half ago.