After trailing by 15 points with just over four minutes remaining, the Drexel Dragons (8-12, 4-4 CAA) made a furious comeback to cut the Delaware lead to one point. But Drexel came up just short and lost to the Blue Hens, 66-64, on Monday night.
A big reason why Drexel was able to rally was sophomore guard Damion Lee, who scored a career-high 30 points. Lee was on fire in the second half and scored seven straight points in less than a minute to lead Drexel on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to six, 64-58. But following a Drexel timeout, Lee picked up his fifth foul was forced to watch the final two-and-a-half minutes from the bench.
In steps junior guard Frantz Massenat, who finished with 15 points and four assists. The Dragon court general stepped up and scored the Dragons next six points, ultimately cutting the lead to one at 65-64. But that was as close as Drexel would get, coming up just short of what would have been a miraculous comeback.
The Dragons dug themselves into a hole in the first half, trailing 24-9 about midway through the period. Drexel slowly chipped away at the lead toward halftime, going into the break only trailing by seven, 31-24. But the large deficit early proved to be one that the Dragons could not recover from and that led to the snapping of their three-game win streak.
Drexel now hits the road for a big Thursday night matchup at George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia.