Both the Drexel men's and women's squads were victorious at home on Sunday afternoon. In the first game played at 4:30, the Drexel women (16-6, 9-2 CAA) got some revenge on the Old Dominion Monarchs, winning convincingly by a score of 64-50 only a week and a half after losing down in Norfolk, Virginia, 53-50.
In the win, senior guard Hollie Mershon had team-highs of 19 points, seven boards and six assists and in the process passed Jasmina Rosseel for 11th all-time on Drexel's scoring list. Senior forward Nicki Jones finished with 15 points and three blocks and frontcourt mate Taylor Wootton also scored in double-figures with 12 points.
The Dragons got off to a fast start and raced out to a 10-0 lead. ODU would go on a mini 6-0 run following that opening spurt but after a Denise Dillon timeout, Drexel controlled the pace for the remainder of the game and we would never relinquish the lead.
The Drexel men (10-14, 6-6 CAA) started off at 7:00 at the DAC and came out with a 60-48 win over James Madison to complete the sweep. Junior point guard Frantz Massenat led the way with 14 points and in the process passed the 1,000-point mark for his Drexel career. Senior guard Derrick Thomas chipped in with 13 points and sophomore guard Damion Lee had nine points and six rebounds.
After a sluggish start in the first five minutes, the Dragons got back to Drexel basketball with a slow-down, grind it out type of game. The score was 23-12 at halftime in favor of Drexel and the Dragon defense continued to stifle the Dukes of JMU all game long.
Both Dragon squads are back in action on Thursday as the women are at Hofstra for a rare weekday afternoon matchup and the men are home against the George Mason Patriots in the evening.