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Egerson leads Hens past Drexel, 60-51

RICHMOND, Va. -- Marc Egerson scored 15 points and hit 7 of
8 free throws in the final 4:43 Friday night, leading Delaware to a
60-51 victory against Drexel in the first round of the Colonial
Athletic Association tournament.

The Blue Hens (14-16) moved on to a meeting with North
Carolina-Wilmington in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Drexel
finished 12-19 and lost 12 of its last 15 games.

The Blue Hens led 28-25 at the intermission and throughout the
second half. Drexel cut the margin to 54-51 with 1:30 left on a
3-pointer by Gerald Colds, but Jim Ledsome blocked Frank Elegar's
jumper on the Dragons' next possession with 30 seconds left.

Egerson then hit two free throws and Ledsome had a four-point
play to seal it.

Herb Courtney added 14 points for the Blue Hens, and Alphonso
Dawson had 13.

Elegar was Drexel's only scorer in double figures. He had 15.