The game was close in the first and the Panthers went on a 5-0 run to end the half, and the Dragons only led by two, 33-31, at the break. But Drexel came out firing in the second half going on an 11-0 run to start the period and Denise Dillon’s crew never looked back.
In addition to Mershon and Wootton, the Dragons got at least one field from every player that got into the game. Senior reserve guard Renee Johnson-Allen had six points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds and senior forward Nicki Jones had eight points, four boards and a block.
As a team, Drexel shot 64% from the floor and were a perfect 10-for-10 from the line in the second half. Overall, the Dragons shot 53% from the field as opposed to Georgia State’s 40% and Drexel scored 22 points off of 13 Georgia State turnovers.
This was a much needed win for the Dragons, snapping a two-game losing streak that included losses at home to Delaware and on the road at Old Dominion. Drexel now hits the road for a short trip to Towson, Maryland to battle the Towson Tigers on Tuesday night.