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PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's basketball team came up just short in its attempt to earn a season sweep of Delaware on Tuesday evening, as the Dragons hit just one field goal in the last 3:30 of play and fell, 55-50. Drexel led by as many as 10 early on, but shot just 30.4 percent from the floor on the night as the Dragons missed an opportunity to regain control of second place in the Colonial Athletic Association.<br />
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Tory Thierolf scored a career-high 16 points for the Dragons (12-13, 7-5), including 12 points in the second half. The senior was 4-of-5 from long range and nailed two big three-pointers to keep Drexel close in the closing minutes. Meghan Creighton added 12 points, all on three-pointers, as the sophomore became just the ninth player in Drexel history to reach 100 career three-pointers. She now sits at 103 for her career.<br />
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Courtni Green led the Blue Hens (17-6, 9-3) with 18 points. Drexel did an admirable job shutting down Delaware's leading scorer, Kelsey Buchanan, who finished with eight points and seven rebounds despite being saddled with foul trouble for much of the night. Nevertheless, Green and Erika Brown, who had seven points and eight assists, stepped up in her stead.<br />
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Drexel jumped out to a big lead early, holding Delaware to just one field goal - a Green three-pointer - in the game's first 8:05. The Dragons did not come out firing on all cylanders, but still took a 12-3 lead when Abby Redick converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 12:13 remaining in the first half. Less than two minutes later, the Dragons hit their largest lead when Carrie Alexander's short jumper put them ahead 17-7.<br />
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The Blue Hens responded with nine straight points over the next 2:52, slashing Drexel's lead down to a single point. Although Delaware remained close, the Dragons kept the lead to themselves until Alecia Bell knocked down two free throws with 2:43 remaining in the first half.
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PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's basketball team came up just short in its attempt to earn a season sweep of Delaware on Tuesday evening, as the Dragons hit just one field goal in the last 3:30 of play and fell, 55-50. Drexel led by as many as 10 early on, but shot just 30.4 percent from the floor on the night as the Dragons missed an opportunity to regain control of second place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Tory Thierolf scored a career-high 16 points for the Dragons...
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