Earlier today, the Drexel Dragons earned a 55-47 victory over the Rice Owls. Now 2-4 on the season, the Dragons have finally earned their first win following senior guard Chris Fouch’s devastating ankle injury.
Fouch, who underwent season-ending ankle-injury, was leading the team in scoring at 16.7 points per game and also grabbed 3.7 boards and dished 1.7 assists per game.
In his absence, the team’s standout back court mates, Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year Frantz Massenat and Preseason All-CAA 1st Team selection, Damion Lee, have definitely stepped up and starting playing to their potential. Over the past three games, Massenat has been averaging 18.3 points and 3.3 assists. To go along with head coach Bruiser Flint’s point man, Drexel also received terrific performances from sophomore guard Damion Lee, Since returning from his concussion, Lee has averaged 17.5 points and 5 rebounds per game in the team’s last two contests.
The Dragons have also been the beneficiaries of redshirt freshman Tavon Allen’s offensive production in the absence of Fouch. Allen, who has taken over the role of “shooter off the bench” has averaged 14.7 points on 63.6 percent shooting from three-point land.
Now that Drexel has found a somewhat relative consistency on the offensive end of the floor, they might be able to return to CAA title contention. The Dragons will take on Rider, Princeton, Fairfield, Davidson and St. Joseph’s before the open up CAA conference play January 2 against Georgia State.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.