Doles, Dragons defeat Towson

Posted by Joe Ciminera

Jarvis Doles scored 13 straight points to give Drexel the Edge.

I wrote a week or two ago about Jarvis Doles, and pondered why he doesn’t see more time on the floor.

After James Butler had to come out of the game with five fouls, it was Doles who stepped up in the middle and led Drexel to a solid 72-66 victory over Towson.

I said it a week or two ago, but Jarvis Doles really knows how to play the game, and he’s an especially good offense player. There is no reason he can’t play 15 or 20 minutes per game and provide a spark off the bench. Doles finished the game with a career high 16 points.

He has a fluidity to his game that may come off as lackadaisical, but tonight he showed plenty of heart and enthusiasm. To the dismay of the trash officials on the game.

Doles should be playing minutes regardless, but while Tim Perry’s out, Demir should move to center and Doles should play the four. I think we will be seeing more and more of that look.

Alihan Demir was aggressive against the bigs of Towson and scored a team high 22 points.

In front of a strong student section, Drexel struggled to guard Towson at times, and allowed 17 offensive rebounds. That absolutely cannot happen. For Drexel to have success against good teams in the CAA they will need to limit the opponent to one shot possessions.

They will need to improve their defensive rebounding immensely to beat JMU on Saturday at The DAC. The Dragons are one spot ahead of JMU in the CAA, and a win could see them climb the conference ladder.

It is homecoming, so hopefully the Dac Pack will have the student section full again, and Drexel fans and alums can fill up the rest of the arena for that “rocking” atmosphere.

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