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Drexel Tops Penn In Local College Hoops

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Fouch came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points and Derrick Thomas added 23 points to help Drexel breeze past Pennsylvania 77-56 on Saturday night.

The Dragons (2-0) led 38-33 at halftime after allowing Pennsylvania to shoot 14 of 27 (51.9 percent) from the floor.

Drexel clamped down on defense and shot 15 for 22 (68.2 percent) from the floor in the second half to outscore the Quakers (1-2) by 16 points. Pennsylvania went 6 for 22 (27.3 percent) from the floor in the second half.

Jack Eggleston led the Quakers with 15 points and Zach Rosen added 13.

Dartaye Ruffin also came off the bench for the Dragons to score 12 points and grab 11 rebounds.

Drexel ended the night shooting 29 of 52 (55.8 percent) from the floor. Fouch hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range, while Thomas was 3 for 3 from behind the arc.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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