Drexel 73, Kent St. 66

Samme Givens had his ninth double-double of the season and

Drexel held off Kent State 73-66 on Friday night.

Givens scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Dragons

(18-9). Drexel’s Chris Fouch added 15 points, Gerald Colds scored

13, Derrick Thomas had 12 and Dartaye Ruffin 10.

The lead changed hands five times in the first half before

Drexel took the lead for good with a 16-0 run for a 38-23 lead at

the 2:08 mark of the first half. Drexel led by at least seven

points the entire second half.

Drexel held Kent State (17-9) to 35.9 percent shooting (23 of

64) and outrebounded the Golden Flashes 49-39.

Carlton Guyton scored 17 points to lead Kent State, which has

lost two straight since having a six-game winning streak snapped.

Michael Porrini added 12 points, Justin Greene had 11 points and a

season-high 15 rebounds, and Randal Holt added 11 points.