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.