Senior guard Hollie Mershon scored 18 of her 26 points in the first half as the Drexel Dragons (18-7, 11-3 CAA) set the tone early in their 57-46 win over George Mason on Thursday night. The Dragons led by as many as 18 points early in the second half and Mason's only lead of the game was 2-0 after the opening bucket.
Even though no other Dragons scored in double-figures, Mershon got a good amount of support from her teammates. Senior forward Taylor Wootton had eight points and five boards, Fiona Flanagan and Meghan Creighton each had six and Renee Johnson-Allen had five points and three dimes. Abby Redick came off the bench to lead the team with six rebounds including half of those offensive.
Drexel had 19 assists on 22 field goals, showing the Dragons found their groove on offense after struggling the past couple of games. Defensively, Drexel shut down Mason's leading scorer Rahneeka Saunders, holding her to two points on 1-of-13 shooting.
Drexel is back in action on Sunday when they host William & Mary for the final leg of this current three-game homestand. The Dragons now stand three games ahead of Hofstra for third place and will look to solidify that Top 3 ranking even further with a win on Sunday.