Xavier 69, Drexel 65

Semaj Christon scored a season-high 23 points on 10-of-14
shooting, helping Xavier bounce back from a tough loss with a 69-65
victory over Drexel on Friday in the DirecTV Classic consolation

Christon, a freshman, had 18 points in the Musketeers’ first
defeat of the season, 70-67 to Pacific on Thursday. He added six
assists in this one to lead Xavier (4-1), which also got 13 points
from Jeff Robinson and 12 from Justin Martin. Martin’s free throw
with 9 seconds left made it a two-possession game and effectively
sealed the victory.

Damion Lee had 19 points and Frantz Massenat added 18 for the
Dragons (1-4), who lost despite shooting 55 percent from the field.
Xavier nearly matched that number, hitting 51 percent of its

On Sunday, Xavier will face the winner of late Friday’s
Rice-Drake matchup, while Drexel will play the loser of that