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PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's basketball team came up short in its bid to sweep a three-game conference homestand as the Dragons fell to Hofstra on Sunday, 68-66. The loss was the first at home for Drexel in conference play. The two teams were tied 11 times and exchanged leads 15 times during the course of the action, with Hofstra getting the go-ahead bucket with 8.4 seconds to play.<br />
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Meghan Creighton put up a season-high 18 points for the Dragons (10-10, 5-2). She was 5-of-10 from long range, adding five rebounds and three assists. Fiona Flanagan scored 12, all of which came in the second half. Twice, she nailed three-pointers that broke tie scores. Abby Redick also had a big three-pointer late, finishing with 11 points. Annie Payton of Hofstra (9-10, 4-4) led all scorers with 21. Kelly Loftus finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.<br />
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The Dragons overcame an early 14-point deficit, and the game remained close throughout after that point. Hofstra hit seven of its first eight field goal attempts to build a 20-6 lead with 15:02 remaining in the first half, but the Dragons' league-leading defense stepped up from there, allowing them just one field goal over the next 13:36. Drexel took the lead back at 25-22 with 5:52 to play when Creighton buried a three-pointer to cap a 19-2 run.<br />
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Hofstra stayed in the game thanks to free throw shooting, going 8-for-8 from the line during the 13:36-long cold spell. The Pride finished the afternoon 16-of-19 from the charity stripe overall. At the break, the teams were tied at 34.<br />
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Things remained tight in the second half, with neither team able to build more than a three-point cushion until Fiona Flanagan broke a 49-49 tie with a three-pointer, following it with a short jumper that gave the Dragons a five-point lead with 8:36 to play. That would prove to be their largest lead of the day, and the only multi-possession edge for either team in the second half.
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PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's basketball team came up short in its bid to sweep a three-game conference homestand as the Dragons fell to Hofstra on Sunday, 68-66. The loss was the first at home for Drexel in conference play. The two teams were tied 11 times and exchanged leads 15 times during the course of the action, with Hofstra getting the go-ahead bucket with 8.4 seconds to play.

Meghan Creighton put up a season-high 18 points for the Dragons (10-10, 5-2). She was 5-of-10...
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