PHILADELPHIA (AP)Amari Williams scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds and Drexel beat Old Dominion 71-59 on Friday night in the Dragons’ season opener.

Coletrane Washington scored 15 points shooting 4 for 7 from 3-point range for Drexel.

Ben Stanley scored 18 points with six rebounds for ODU.

Luke House made a 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining before halftime to give Drexel a 29-28 lead and they led the rest of the game. Washington’s 3 made it 63-49 with 5:23 left before Old Dominion closed within 65-59 on a 10-2 run with 56 seconds left but the Monarchs couldn’t score again.

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