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March 2, 1987 | By Kurt Pfitzer, Special to The Inquirer
La Salle lost its hopes for qualifying for the Catholic League North Division playoffs yesterday when it lost a hard-fought, 61-58, decision to host Bishop Kenrick. The two teams played evenly throughout the game. The Explorers outscored the Knights by 13 points in the second quarter, and the Knights came back to outscore La Salle in the third quarter. The loss dropped La Salle's league record to 8-8 and its overall record to 12-13. Kenrick improved its league record to 10-6.
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December 28, 1995 | By Eric Davis, FOR THE INQUIRER
La Salle fought back from a horrendous first half to trail by just one in the closing minutes of last night's game with Texas-El Paso, but the Miners hung on to win, 69-62, in the opening game of the Sun Carnival Classic. "I thought we had them back on their heels, and I thought we had an opportunity to win it," coach Speedy Morris said. "But to their credit, UTEP kept their composure. " The Explorers (2-7), who had trailed by 14 points at the half, closed the gap 59-58 on a basket and free throw from Romaine Haywood with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left.
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October 6, 2011
The La Salle women's soccer team drew the No. 25 ranking in the Soccer America poll this week. It's the first-ever appearance in the national rankings for the Explorers, who are the only Division I team in the nation - men or women - not to have allowed a goal this season. La Salle goes into Friday's home game against No. 19 Dayton (7 p.m.) with a 10-0-1 record. The Explorers received votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national poll for the second straight week and remain third in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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January 16, 1989 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle erased two ugly memories with its 66-60 victory at North Catholic yesterday. One recalled a game that had taken place less than 48 hours earlier. The other was ancient history, a specter more than 10 months old. A 50-29 loss to Bishop McDevitt on Friday night had embarrassed the Explorers. La Salle scored just 16 points in the first three quarters, and coach Marty Jackson inserted underclassmen from the junior varsity for the last 10 minutes. At practice the next day, Jackson rolled the tape from last March's 60-48 playoff defeat at North Catholic.
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October 21, 1991 | By Beth Onufrak, Special to The Inquirer
La Salle muscled its way past a banged-up Bishop Egan team Saturday for a 41-0 rout in Catholic League play. The Explorers stand at the top of the league's Northern Division at 3-0-1 and 6-0-1 overall. The Eagles hold down the other end of the division at 0-4 and 1-5. "Egan is really banged up, and that has everything to do with everything," Explorers coach Joe Colistra said. "We played well when we had to, I guess you'd say. It was an even game early on, but let's face it, Egan is banged up. " The Eagles had three first-half turnovers, but they managed to hold the Explorers to just a 14-0 lead after touchdown runs by Max Guevara and Bill Tatar.
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December 20, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Eight Explorers scored in double figures yesterday as La Salle opened the San Juan Shootout with a 117-86 rout of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez at Mario Morales Coliseum. La Salle (4-4) had its highest scoring output since a 120-88 victory over Iona on Jan. 4, 1992. Freshmen Jerrell Williams (20 points) and Kyle Griffin (16) posted career highs to lead the winners. Griffin hit 5 of 7 shots, including four three-pointers. Omar Velasquez sank a three-pointer for Mayaguez (1-9) to cut the La Salle lead to 54-50 with 19 minutes, 19 seconds to play, but Rodney Green hit a layup and Darnell Harris added a three-pointer to pad the Explorers' advantage.
SPORTS
December 30, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rasual Butler and Julian Blanks combined for 26 points last night, but they were unable to lift La Salle to a first-round victory in the Cable Car Classic in San Jose, Calif. The Explorers fell to Butler, 43-36, in front of 2,588 at San Jose Arena. The Bulldogs held the Explorers to their lowest point total in school history. La Salle lost to Evansville, 63-41, on Feb. 11, 1993, in its previous low. La Salle forged a 23-20 halftime lead over the Bulldogs, but managed only 13 second-half points as the team hit just 5 of 28 shots from the field.
SPORTS
September 15, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Melvin Bryant set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return, but La Salle couldn't sustain an offense yesterday and lost to visiting Fairfield, 25-14, at McCarthy Stadium. La Salle fell to 0-2; Fairfield improved to 1-1. The game was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Fairfield's defense held the Explorers to one first down in the second half and minus-1 yard rushing for the game. The Stags' Rishawd Watson ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns, while Andrew Turf caught 11 passes for 136 yards.
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
With only two games remaining in the regular season, La Salle is capturing the must-win contests to stay in the Catholic League Northern Division playoff picture. Yesterday at Bishop Egan, the Explorers (10-4 league, 15-8 overall) unleashed a balanced attack to ground the Eagles (3-11, 6-17) by 71-50. And on Friday, La Salle routed North Catholic (7-7, 10-12) by 74-54. In both contests, the Explorers had four players in double figures. Against Egan, senior center Mark Fitzgerald led with 19 points.
SPORTS
January 10, 1990 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle needed a pit stop after playing something that looked more like the Indy 500 than a basketball game three nights ago against those breathless guys from Loyola Marymount. So the Explorers pulled back into the Civic Center last night with a new set of tires and left treadmarks all over Siena, 106-90, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game that was decided by halftime. On the way to the win, the Explorers (No. 21 AP) set a school record by making 13 three-point field goals.
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January 24, 2015 | By Mike Scandura, For The Inquirer
KINGSTON, R.I. - La Salle cruised to a 60-49 victory Saturday against the Fordham Rams. But against the Rhode Island Rams, the Explorers slowed to a crawl in the breakdown lane. URI prevailed, 59-47, in an Atlantic Ten Conference game Thursday night at the Thomas M. Ryan Center. "In terms of our offensive struggles, I thought their [man-to-man] defense was terrific," coach John Giannini said. "I also think we got to the rim and we just weren't good finishers. "I think our guards tried to change their shots and avoid contact instead of leading with their shoulders and going in strong.
SPORTS
January 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A quarter of a century after one of the most successful seasons in La Salle basketball history, Lionel Simmons can't rid his mind of the few blemishes. La Salle's 1989-90 team was honored during the Explorers' 60-49 win over Fordham on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena. This is the 25th anniversary of the team that went 30-2 and beat Southern Mississippi in a first-round NCAA tournament game before losing to Clemson. It was the third consecutive year that La Salle qualified for the NCAA tournament and one in which Simmons earned several national player of the year awards.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, For the Daily News
THE LIGHT BLUE stands at Tom Gola Arena hummed from the boisterous devotees screaming at the top of their lungs. There was barely any time left. He had to make his move in 4 seconds. The inbounds pass popped into his hands. Three dribbles, then another step to halfcourt and the release flowed from his fingers as quickly as his flight from the baseline. Forty seven feet later, Jordan Price had his first big moment at La Salle University: a buzzer-beating, midcourt prayer answered in the 40th minute.
SPORTS
January 11, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IN THE LEXICON of our youth, when an offensive player gets hot, he is said to "cook" his opponent, which aptly describes what Conwell-Egan guard Stevie Jordan did to visiting La Salle in yesterday's first half. Jordan, a 5-10 junior, baked the Explorers' defense for 19 first-half points en route to a slight halftime edge for the Eagles. However, by half No. 2, Shawn Witherspoon and Najee Walls - La Salle's defensive leaders - had resolved to stop Chef Jordan. "We gotta strap up," Witherspoon recalled telling Walls at the half.
SPORTS
January 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Massachusetts men's basketball team had been looking for a road win since the middle of November. On Wednesday night the Minutemen found it with a little help from La Salle. The Minutemen held the Explorers' top offensive weapons, Jordan Price and Jerrell Wright, to a combined 6-for-26 shooting from the floor to win their first road game of the season, 71-65, at Tom Gola Arena. Cleon Roberts and Steve Zack led the Explorers (8-7, 0-2 Atlantic 10) with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
SPORTS
January 9, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
YOU PREPARE for enough games, you have some expectation as to what might happen based on what has happened. And then Massachusetts-La Salle happened last night at Gola Arena. La Salle senior Jerrell Wright, the second-most accurate shooter (56.8 percent) in school history behind Craig Conlin, shot 1-for-12. UMass, a 28 percent three-point shooting team on the season, made six of its first 10 threes. La Salle, which had played solid defense all season, allowed George Mason to shoot 57.5 percent in a loss Saturday and UMass to shoot 51.9 percent.
SPORTS
January 5, 2015 | By Rich Dubroff, For The Inquirer
FAIRFAX, Va. - Looking at the stat sheet after the game Saturday night, La Salle coach John Giannini wouldn't downplay the result. His Explorers were outplayed by George Mason in the second half. The worst part was that in its first league game, La Salle (8-6, 0-1 Atlantic Ten) was held without a field goal for a key stretch of nearly 51/2 minutes in the second half in a 70-62 loss before 3,376 at the Patriot Center. "The story is how George Mason played the last 13, 14 minutes. They out-toughed us, they outrebounded us, they out-defended us," Giannini said.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
IF THERE is any time other than March to hit an offensive stride the way La Salle has over its last five games, it's right about now. With the page about to turn on the year 2014, so too will the page turn on the Explorers' nonconference slate, and the next chapter will be Atlantic 10 play. And if the last five times out are any indication, La Salle plans on being in the mix in the conference standings throughout the season. After four straight losses to close out November and start off December, the Explorers improved to 4-1 over their last five with a much-needed, 84-67 win over Big 5 rival Penn Tuesday night at Tom Gola Arena.
SPORTS
December 22, 2014 | By Ian Quillen, For The Inquirer
TOWSON, Md. - After arguably his team's best statistical defensive half of the season, La Salle coach John Giannini insisted that Saturday night's effort should be the norm. Jordan Price scored a career-high 31 points, and the Explorers forced 12 first-half turnovers and allowed 15 first-half points en route to a 67-53 victory against Towson. "We've had 22 halves," Giannini said. "Probably half of them have been like that. Maybe more. . . . I never know when we're going to be really good or really bad. But there's no in between at all. " Jerrell Wright added 10 points for La Salle (6-5)
SPORTS
December 16, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Villanova women's basketball team cruised past La Salle, 70-36, using a 19-3 run spanning the last 10 minutes of the first period to take a 32-15 halftime lead at The Pavilion on Sunday night and halt the Explorers' win streak at six. Micahya Owens (Willingboro) was the lone Explorer in double figures, hitting 14 points and recording a game-high four steals. Taylor Holeman led a trio of Wildcats in double figures with 16. The Explorers dropped to 6-3, 0-3 Big Five, while the Wildcats moved to 3-6, 1-1. Florida State 66, Temple 62 - Erica Covile recorded a double-double with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, but the host Owls couldn't finish a late comeback and fell to the Seminoles.
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