PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeShawn Painter and Dimitri Batten scored 15 points apiece as Old Dominion shot a blistering 65 percent in the second half to stun Drexel 78-66 Thursday night, snapping a 10-game losing streak and posting the Monarchs’ first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the season.
Richard Ross added 14 points for Old Dominion (3-20, 1-10), which had not won since upsetting Virginia 63-61 on Dec. 22 and had not beaten the Dragons since the 2009-10 season.READ MORE: Pete Rose Dismisses Sexual Misconduct Questions At Phillies' Alumni Weekend: 'It Was 55 Years Ago, Babe'
There were five ties and 11 lead changes, with the Monarchs leading 30-26 at halftime.
Drexel (9-14, 5-6) took its final lead at 39-38, then Nick Wright’s three-point play sparked an 11-0 Old Dominion spurt.READ MORE: Man Shot In Hunting Park Section Of Philadelphia
The Monarchs made 15 of 23 field goals in the second half compared to 12 of 28 (42.9 percent) for the Dragons.
Drexel’s Derrick Thomas had a season-high 18 points, while leading scorer Damion Lee (18.2 points) was held scoreless.
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