La Salle's Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti) had 15 points, while Jerrell Wright (Dobbins Tech) added 14 and nine rebounds as the Exlorers defeated Hartford, 64-51, in West Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday night.
It was a great homecoming for La Salle's Rohan Brown, a Hartford native, who grabbed his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Ramon Galloway added 13 points and seven rebounds.
Mark Nwakamma led the Hawks (1-3) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
La Salle coach John Giannini praised his team's defensive effort.