Pemberton’s 2nd-half burst lead Hofstra past Drexel
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Eli Pemberton scored 19 points with 12 rebounds to carry top-seeded Hofstra to a 61-43 win over Drexel in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Sunday.
Hofstra (24-8) will face the winner between fourth-seeded Charleston and No. 5 seed Delaware in a semifinal game Monday. Jalen Ray had 14 points for Hofstra, Desure Buie scored 14 with eight assists and six rebounds and Isaac Kante scored 13.
Isaac Kante’s three-point play 90 seconds before halftime broke a tie at 22 and the Hofstra led the rest of the way. Pemberton emerged from the break with a 3-pointer and a pair of layups to push the lead to 10.