Hofstra sliced a 13-point second-half deficit to five before losing to Drexel, 63-54, in a Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball game Monday night in Philadelphia.
It was the 10th loss in the last 11 games for Hofstra (6-21, 3-11).
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Senior point guard Stevie Mejia tied a career high with 22 points (14 in the first half) and added four assists. Taran Buie added 13 points and Stephen Nwaukoni had 12 rebounds.
Damion Lee led Drexel (11-15, 7-7) with 17 points and Frantz Massenat had 16.
Hofstra did its best to make a game of it in the second half. Massenat's three-pointer gave Drexel a 45-32 lead with 14:15 left, but the Pride drew within 52-47 on Buie's three-pointer with 7:17 to play.
Lee then hit a three-pointer and a layup during a 7-0 run that made it 59-47 with 4:54 left.
Poor free-throw shooting and shaky ballhandling were the culprits for the Pride, which was 17-for-30 from the line and had 19 turnovers.
Hofstra shot only 5-for-19 from the field and 11-for-18 from the free-throw line in the first half in falling behind 33-23.