In a scrappy CAA contest Thursday night in Boston, the Northeastern Huskies held off Drexel, 92-75, to extend an 8-game winning streak. The Huskies bettered their conference record to 5-0 behind yet another top-notch performance by senior guard and CAA Player of the Year candidate T.J. Williams.
Williams had a relatively quiet first half, scoring just 8 points on 3-6 shooting as the entire team struggled to get its offense going. Northeastern’s bigs had a tough time containing Drexel’s star forward Rodney Williams as well as his front court mate Austin Williams for a majority of the opening half and Drexel hung around, going into the break down just six.
However, a couple of big three pointers by freshman guard Shawn Occeus got NU off to a hot second half start and Williams took over from there. He scored 22 second half points to finish with 30 on the night to go along with eight rebounds and seven dimes. In doing so, Williams remains the only player in the nation to have scored at least 16 points in every game this season.
Freshman forward Max Boursiquot played a huge role off the bench for Northeastern, scoring 17 points on 7-7 shooting and pulling down 11 boards. Occeus and guard Devon Begley (nine assists) contributed 4 three pointers each,
Swingman Sammy Mojica led the Dragons in scoring with 18 points, and freshman point guard Kurk Lee recorded 11 points to go along with five steals.
The Huskies’ next contest is this Saturday at Towson. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.