College Hoops Wrap: La Salle holds off Duquesne

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College Hoops Wrap: La Salle holds off Duquesne

Jordan Price scored 18 points with four three-pointers, Pookie Powell added 16 points and five assists, and La Salle made 20 second-half free throws to beat Duquesne 88-81 on Saturday night to win its second straight.

B.J. Johnson also scored 18, Isiah Deas scored 11, and Demetrius Henry had 10 with 10 rebounds for the Explorers (8-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10), who made 24 of 25 free throws (96 percent).

Tied at 36 at halftime, Tony Washington dunked, Price hit a 3 and LaSalle pulled ahead 53-46 early in the second half after two lead changes, then led 71-59 after Price's 3-pointer with 7:05 left.

Duquesne closed to 71-68 on Emile Blackman's 3, but La Salle pulled away 78-71 after Cleon Roberts' two free throws, then sealed it by making six free throws in the final 51 seconds.

Emile Blackman and Rene Castro scored 18 apiece for the Dukes (8-8, 1-2).

Bryce hits for 27pts as UNC Wilmington tops Delaware, 91-81
NEWARK, Del. -- C.J. Bryce scored a career-high 27 points and all five starters scored in double-digits as North Carolina-Wilmington picked up its seventh win in eight road games, beating Delaware 91-81 on Saturday.

The Seahawks have 15 wins in 17 games, including a 4-0 start to the Colonial Athletic Association season, for the best start in school history.

Bryce hit 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc. Denzel Ingram added 23 points, hitting 5 of 11 from deep, and the Seahawks as a team shot 30 of 52 (57.7 percent) from the field and 13 of 31 from distance. The Seahawks grabbed 11 offensive rebounds out of 28 total boards and had 22 assists on 30 made baskets.

Ryan Daly scored 28 points and Chivarsky Corbett added 18 more off the bench. Delaware (7-10, 0-4) has lost four straight.

Cazmon Hayes' 20 points not enough for Delaware in loss to Charleston

Cazmon Hayes' 20 points not enough for Delaware in loss to Charleston

BOX SCORE

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jarrell Brantley scored 21 points, Joe Chealey added 20 and they both had a double-double in Charleston's 78-65 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.

Charleston (22-8, 13-4 Colonial Athletic Association) has won three straight and remains a game back of UNC Wilmington atop the conference standings. Delaware (12-18, 5-12) has lost consecutive games after winning three in a row.

Brantley and Chealey grabbed 10 rebounds apiece, and Marquise Pointer added 11 points for the Cougars, who made 25 of 29 (86 percent) free throws. Chealey also had seven assists and Brantley blocked three shots.

Cazmon Hayes scored 20 points to lead the Blue Hens.

Charleston closed the first half on an 8-2 surge and led 34-28 at the break. The Cougars opened the second half on a 20-6 run, including a Brantley dunk and capped by Pointer's 3-pointer for a 20-point lead. Delaware pulled within 10 points but didn't get closer.

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.