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Kari Jonsson & Dragons Burn William & Mary

Philadelphia PA: The grind of conference play keeps going as we are only 5 weeks out to Selection Sunday and we had an interesting game in the CAA as the Drexel Dragons took on William & Mary Tribe from Daskalakis Athletic Center on the campus of Drexel University on Wednesday night. Drexel enters game with (8-12,2-10 in CAA) and off a loss to Hofstra on February 4 while William & Mary comes into battle against the Dragons with (13-10,7-5 in CAA) and off a loss to Towson also on February 4. Before the game, Drexel would announce that junior guard Miles Overton will miss the remainder of 2016-17 season due to Wrist Injury.

William & Mary wins the tip to start the game and Drexel would open the scoring on basket by Kari Jonsson for the early lead, the Dragons would open up a 11-0 lead before William & Mary would get on the board with 2 foul shots by Nathan Knight. At one point in the game, Drexel would have a 30-8 lead with 10:21 left in the 1st half. William & Mary would try to cut into the lead and try to make it competitive as they would cut the Dragons lead down to 12 as Drexel would lead 45-35 at halftime.

Drexel got ball to start the 2nd half and they would keep the pressure on William & Mary as they would get the lead as high as 24 points at 77-55 with 3:56 left, The dragons would cruise to a 79-61 win and in the process end their 4 game losing streak. With the win, Drexel goes to (9-17, 3-10 in CAA) and now look forward to battle against Towson on February 11 and William & Mary falls to (13-11, 7-6 in CAA) and have to rebound  for their next game against College of Charleston also on February 11.

Final Stats:

Drexel Dragons:
Kari Jonsson: 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 6-12 from 3pt Range
Kurk Lee: 13 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists
Sammy Mojica: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals

William & Mary Tribe:
Omar Prewitt: 17 points, 7 rebounds
Jack Whitman: 14 points, 6 rebounds
Nathan Knight & Daniel Dixon each with 10 Points


Drexel Coach Zach Spiker: