CAA Recap: Delaware, Drexel, JMU Grab Key Wins

Jamie Sabau

It was another good night in the CAA featuring a big performance from Delaware and two games that came down to the wire. Can anyone slow down Delaware at this point?




Apparently no one told Monte Ross and his Blue Hens that you're not supposed to play superior basketball on the day two of your starters are suspended for a month. The Blue Hens went into Williamsburg today and destroyed a good William & Mary squad 89-72 to move to 7-0 in CAA play.

Mississippi Valley State transfer Davon Usher was the star tonight for the Blue Hens. Usher had 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks versus the Tribe. Carl Baptiste had 23 points and Devon Saddler added 19 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals for the Hens.

Marcus Thorton had another big night for the Tribe with 19 points and 5 assists.

Delaware will now welcome a struggling UNC Wilmington team to Newark this weekend, while William & Mary will hit the road to take on in-state rival James Madison Sunday.




Speaking of JMU, the Dukes had a big grind it out win at Northeastern tonight to inch back towards .500 in conference play. Andrey Semenov (yes, he's still playing) hit a big three at the 3:15 mark to put JMU up 47-44. Neither team would have a field goal for nearly the last 2:37 of this game, until JMU converted a layup with just under six seconds left.

Andre Nation was the only Duke in double-figures with 13 points and 7 rebounds. The Huskies only had one man in double-figures as well and that was David Walker, who had 15 points on the evening.

Northeastern will not play again until Monday when they visit Delaware.




Frantz Massenat wasn't exactly clutch missing a key free throw to make this one a two shot game with less than fie seconds to go but the senior had himself a day. Massenat played all 40 minutes for the Dragons and finished the night with 32 points, courtesy of a 6-for-9 performance from beyond the arc, and 9 assists. Chris Fouch also had a nice night for Bruiser Flint with 19 points.

Zeke Usphaw was the leading scorer for Hofstra with 27 points for the Pride, who just played seven players tonight. Guard Jamall Robinson had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.

Both teams are now 3-4 in the conference and Drexel will get another crack at Towson this Saturday, while makes a trip to Charleston.

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