Fairfield 69, Drexel 58

Derrick Needham scored in double figures for the seventh
straight game and Fairfield used its best shooting performance of
the season to beat Drexel 69-58 Sunday in a nonconference game.

Needham finished with 20, Desmond Wade 15 and Maurice Barrow and
Colin Nickerson 12 apiece for Fairfield, winners of three straight
games. Only two players shot under 50 percent for the Stags, who
shot 58 percent (25 of 43).

Fairfield (7-5) led 28-24 at intermission but the teams
exchanged leads eight times over the first 6 minutes of the second
half. Wade hit a 3-pointer to help Fairfield take the lead for
good, 39-38, then followed with a layup as the Stags outscored
Drexel 17-4 over the next 7 minutes.

Damian Lee led Drexel (3-7) with 15 points but the Dragons shot
just 38.1 percent (21 of 55) from the field, their second worst
outing of the season.