Musketeers Power Past Drake, 74-70

Isaiah Philmore puts up a shot against Drake.

Isaiah Philmore puts up a shot against Drake.

Nov. 25, 2012

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Semaj Christon scored 16 points, one of five Xavier players in double figures, and the Musketeers defeated Drake 74-70 Sunday in the consolation round of the DirecTV Classic. Christon, who averaged 19.0 points and 6.3 assists for Xavier's three games in the tournament, was named to the five-member All-Tournament Team.

Dee Davis had 15 points, Justin Martin and Jeff Robinson scored 13 apiece and Isaiah Philmore contributed 10 points for Xavier (5-1), which won two of three games in the tournament. Christon also had seven assists and Martin grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Joey King led all scorers with 21 points for the Bulldogs (2-3). Ben Simons scored 20 points for Drake and Jordan Clarke had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Drake led 30-26 at the break but the Musketeers used an 11-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good.