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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.
SPORTS
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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December 11, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITHOUT two starters yesterday, La Salle High stunned Germantown Academy at the Team Taggart Classic, a special basketball event at Cabrini College with far greater meaning than a non-league matchup between two top area schools. Missing seniors Najee Walls and David Krmpotich, the Explorers led nearly the entire game, trailing only after the Patriots nabbed the game's first basket. By rule, Walls and Krmpotich had to sit one game after each was disqualified during an in-game kerfuffle against Coatesville last week.
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December 9, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA is playing at a top-10 level again. The rest of the Big 5 is rebuilding and/or trying to discover exactly how to maximize the strengths of their players while covering up their weaknesses. So, it was no shock when the Wildcats, playing at home Saturday, jumped Saint Joseph's at the start and never looked back, winning 74-46. It was 17-2 after 6 minutes. Weeks before the season began, Hawks coach Phil Martelli said his team's biggest issue was shooting. He knew his team.
SPORTS
December 5, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova had a couple of reasons to be a little nervous Wednesday night. Not only were the 10th-ranked Wildcats playing their first true road game of the season, but it also was their initial Big Five contest of the season against a La Salle team that defeated them two years ago in their last visit to Tom Gola Arena. But the Wildcats didn't appear to be fazed in the slightest. They shot 58 percent from the field in the first half en route to an 18-point lead and defeated the Explorers, 84-70, in the City Series opener for each team.
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December 2, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LA SALLE WON its first four games, but the competition was such that it was hard to tell the Explorers' deal. After two weekend games against much better competition over 24 hours in Brooklyn, more is known. And it is not good news. La Salle never led against Virginia on Friday or Vanderbilt on Saturday in the Barclays Center Classic and headed home with two losses and a lesson in just how far it has to go. On Friday, the Explorers actually played unbeaten Virginia (7-0) better than anybody else this season.
SPORTS
November 26, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
LA SALLE used its height advantage over St. Francis-Brooklyn to its full benefit. The Explorers' starting frontcourt of 6-11 Steve Zack and 6-8 Jerrell Wright was taller than any Saint Francis player. Wright hit a layup in the game's second minute to put La Salle up, 2-0, and the Explorers (4-0) never relinquished the lead in a 73-60 win last night at Tom Gola Arena. Wright saw the duo's size as a major factor in the win. "Steve's actually bigger than everyone in the A-10, basically," he said, laughing.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Jordan Price hit two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining as La Salle rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Qunnipiac, 60-58, on Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Explorers improved to 2-0. Price, a redshirt junior transfer from Auburn, led the Explorers with 18 points - 13 in the second half. Center Steve Zack pulled down a team-leading 11 rebounds and added seven points. After Jordan hit the two free throws, Quinnipiac could not get off a final shot.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
HAMDEN, Conn. - Guard Jordan Price scored La Salle's last eight points, including the game-winning free throws with 3 seconds left, as the Explorers rallied to defeat Quinnipiac last night, 60-58. With 18 points, Price was La Salle's only double-figure scorer. The Explorers (2-0) trailed by 11 in the first half and by 10 with 13 minutes remaining in the game. They also lost senior forward Jerrell Wright after halftime because of a back injury. "If we ever get clicking offensively, we could really have a good team," said Explorers coach John Giannini.
NEWS
November 20, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
DOUG OLIVER, former press secretary for Mayor Nutter and currently an executive at Philadelphia Gas Works, is considering a run for mayor. From a fourth-floor office at the Bellevue yesterday, he announced the launch of an exploratory committee that will work to gauge his chances of succeeding Nutter in 2015. The "DO2015" exploratory committee is what Oliver describes as a "grass-roots, crowd-initiated and crowd-funded effort to re-engage the Philadelphia voter. " Oliver took some heat when, in 2012, he changed his voter registration to Republican.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the fourth time in six seasons, bitter rivals La Salle and St. Joseph's Prep will square off for the Catholic League Class AAAA football championship. The latest meeting between the No. 2-ranked Explorers (8-2) and No. 1 Prep (6-3) is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Northeast's Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. The Prep, which last year broke through for its first title since 2005, has won three straight in the head-to-head series. La Salle is trying for its sixth crown in the last seven seasons.
SPORTS
November 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia University had built an exhibition reputation for itself this month, taking on Division I schools, beating James Madison and taking a one-point lead at Pittsburgh before losing by 11. On Monday night, La Salle clearly took Herb Magee's Division II Rams seriously, and the Explorers looked energized defensively from the start, grabbing a quick 18-4 lead at Tom Gola Arena on their way to a 79-61 victory in the final exhibition for both...
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