Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, Pa. (Jan. 15) – Drexel defeated Georgia State, 65-38, Sunday in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Center.
With a temperature of 26 degrees outside, the visiting Panthers were equally as cold shooting indoors. The Panthers shot just 24% from the field in the first half, 26.9% for the second half and 25.5% for the game (13 of 51 attempts). GSU shot only 55 percent standing still at the free throw line (10-of-18).
The 38 points were a season low by 11 points for the Panthers, who fall to 6-10 overall and 0-5 in the CAA. Host Drexel won its third straight and moves to 4-1 in the CAA and 8-7 overall.
Georgia State did not have a player reach double figures in scoring, with Kendra Long’s eight points, on 3-for-12 shooting, topping the cold offense. Sade Means had seven points off the bench. Chan Harris led with seven rebounds.
Drexel got 20 points from All-CAA star Kamile Nacickaite and 16 points from guard Hollie Mershon on 7-for-9 shooting, to go with her team-best nine rebounds.
Host Drexel shot 60 percent in the second half and 49 percent for the game. Drexel held a 42-30 rebound advantage, thanks to Georgia State’s steady barrage of missed shots.
Drexel jumped out early to an 18-4 lead as GSU hit just two baskets in the first seven minutes. It was 30-15 Drexel at the half. GSU went until 14:09 of the second half without a basket and were down 41-20 by that point. The final margin was Drexel’s largest lead of the game.
Georgia State returns to Atlanta for a pair of games next week, with Old Dominion coming to the GSU Sports Arena on Thursday evening.