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And the Rivalry Beats On

Drexel beats Saint Joseph's 64-52

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    And the Rivalry Beats On
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    The Drexel Dragons beat Saint Joseph's 64-52.

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Rodgers scored 18 points as Drexel used two second-half runs and held off city rival Saint Joseph's 64-52 Wednesday night.

    Jamie Harris added 16 points for Drexel (4-6).

    Tasheed Carr scored 19 points and Ahmad Nivins 16 for Saint Joseph's (5-7).

    Leading 35-30 with 15:48 left, the Dragons went on an 11-4 run, then, after a free throw by Carr, scored 12 of the next 14 points to lead 58-37 at the 3:58 mark.

    Saint Joseph's went on a 15-1 run to close within 59-52 with 32 seconds left, but could get no closer.

    The Hawks used an early 10-0 run to take a 20-9 advantage, and led 26-16 with four minutes left in the first half.

    Harris then sparked a 16-2 run and hit a 30-footer at the halftime buzzer that gave Drexel a 30-28 advantage at the break.