Drexel downs Northeastern, 61-48

BOSTON - Chris Fouch and Jamie Harris each scored 13 points Wednesday night at Matthews Arena as Drexel upset Northeastern, 61-48, ending the Huskies' 11-game winning steak.

It was the second consecutive year the Dragons had defeated Northeastern in Boston while the Huskies were in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

The win gave the Dragons (12-10, 7-3 CAA) a season sweep of Northeastern (13-8, 8-2) - both Huskies losses in the CAA were to Drexel.

"We did a good job getting loose balls and rebounds," Dragons coach Bruiser Flint said. "It's always a tough game when we come up here."

This one was a tad easier than most, however. After Northeastern hit the first shot of the game, Drexel ran off 14 straight points. Fueled by a 4-for-7 half on three-point attempts - two by Fouch and one in the closing seconds by Derrick Thomas - the Dragons took a 31-19 lead at intermission.

A major key for Flint was that Drexel had held the Huskies to 30.9 percent shooting in the half while hitting exactly 50 percent itself.

Northeastern managed to cut the margin to three, 35-32, with a little more than 14 minutes to play, but the Huskies got no closer.

Drexel had a 46-30 margin in rebounding as Samme Givens had 10 for the fifth time in six games.