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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.
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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.
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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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February 27, 2015 | BY CHRIS MASCARO, For the Daily News
BRONX, N.Y. - La Salle coach John Giannini was blunt after the Explorers' 63-48 loss to Fordham at Rose Hill Gymnasium last night. "I thought it was our worst game of the year," Giannini said after the 15-point loss, his team's largest of the season. "I don't have an explanation as to why it was our worst game of the year. I think it's a game we have to forget about. " La Salle, which didn't score in the first 5:14 of game, shot just 29.5 percent from the field. The Explorers (15-13, 7-8 Atlantic 10)
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February 27, 2015 | By Chris Mascaro, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - La Salle didn't score in the first 5 minutes, 14 seconds of its game at Fordham on Wednesday night. And the Explorers' shooting barely improved, as they hit just 29.5 percent from the field in a 63-48 loss to the Rams at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx. "I thought it was our worst game of the year," La Salle coach John Giannini said of the 15-point loss, which is his team's largest margin of defeat this season. "I don't have an explanation as to why it was our worst game of the year.
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February 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle coach John Giannini wanted a specific answer from his senior center, and that is what he got. During an interview last week after a victory over Duquesne, Giannini - who actually was being interviewed at the time - asked Jerrell Wright, "Who's the most important person in our program, Jerrell?" Without hesitation, Wright, second on the team in scoring and rebounding, had an answer. "The newcomers," Wright said. "The people that are new here - freshmen and transfers . . . When they get here, our job is to make them comfortable.
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February 24, 2015 | BY STANLEY McNEAL, For the Daily News
ST. LOUIS - In the past four seasons, whenever the La Salle Explorers have held a late lead, you could pull out the Sharpie and mark a "W" in the book. But not yesterday afternoon at Saint Louis University. Despite leading for virtually all of the first 39 minutes, the Explorers were unable to close the deal and ended up losing, 68-64, in overtime to the Atlantic 10's last-place team. It marked only the fifth time in the past 74 games since 2011-12 that the Explorers were defeated when they led with 5 minutes to go. The loss dropped La Salle (15-12, 7-7)
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February 24, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stories of the two shipwrecks couldn't be more dissimilar. One is obscure: the sinking of the steamer   Robert J. Walker   in 1860 after its collision with a schooner in heavy seas 12 miles off Atlantic City. Twenty-one people lost their lives. The other is world-famous: the loss of RMS Titanic, the "unsinkable" luxury liner that hit an iceberg in 1912, then slipped beneath the Atlantic Ocean. More than 1,500 perished. But both disasters also share similarities - compelling tales of death and survival as well as high-tech scientific investigations that have helped researchers uncover what happened.
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February 20, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
LA SALLE'S sophomore guard, a transfer from a Southern school who can nail threes with ease from the wing, played a key role in the Explorers' 87-72 steamrolling of visiting Duquesne Wednesday night. No, that description doesn't fit only Jordan Price, the two-time reigning Big 5 Player of the Week for the Explorers, who transferred from Auburn in 2013. It also works pretty aptly for Cleon Roberts, who came to La Salle at the same time as Price from Georgia Southern. Roberts and Price dropped bombs from deep to start the night, as the Explorers (15-11, 7-6 Atlantic 10)
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February 20, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer robrien@phillynews.com
SPURRED BY a white-hot shooting performance from Quade Green, this one witnessed up-close by Villanova coach Jay Wright, Ss. Neumann-Goretti moved closer to a seventh consecutive Catholic League basketball title. With the rising sophomore guard connecting on 10 of 12 field-goal attempts on the way to 26 points, the Saints, who led by as many as 15 points, held off never-say-die La Salle, 70-65, last night in front of a large crowd at the Palestra. Green shot 5-for-5 from the floor, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, in the first half.
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February 19, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
YESTERDAY, we looked at some of the bigger individual Phillies story lines we'll be monitoring, as pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout tomorrow. Now, let's look at five names who haven't garnered nearly as much attention, but who have more to gain (or lose) than most pitchers and catchers in camp this spring. 1 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez: At this time last year, the Phillies were hoping that their first significant foray into one of baseball's emerging markets (Cuba, Korea, Japan, etc.)
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February 16, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a symbolic gesture before La Salle hosted Davidson for the first time as a member of the Atlantic Ten on Saturday, a representative of the Explorers administration presented a basket of assorted gifts to a Davidson official. In return, the Wildcats gave La Salle a loss. Davidson broke open the game late, ending the Explorers' four-game home winning streak with a decisive run that concluded with La Salle on the wrong side of a 77-69 decision. Facing a Davidson squad that was fourth in the nation in scoring offense (81.5 points per game)
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February 16, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Drew Gordon had a stellar run in nine seasons as La Salle's football coach, guiding the Explorers to six Catholic League championships, including five straight from 2008 to 2012, and a PIAA Class AAAA state crown. After several months of consideration, the program's third all-time winningest coach announced his decision to step down from the position Tuesday. "I thought about it in early December and said, 'Let me wait till after the holidays before I do anything,' " Gordon said.
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