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March 9, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
With La Salle smartly pounding the ball inside to 6-foot-7 forward Dave Krmpotich against undersized Ridley, Shawn Witherspoon had no problem with going scoreless - on just one field-goal attempt in - the first half. "Not at all," the senior combination guard said. "I don't concern myself with points. 'Krmp' was going off, so we kept giving it to him. " Scoring chances finally surfaced for Witherspoon in Saturday afternoon's PIAA Class AAAA state hoops opener, and he capitalized as usual.
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March 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the four losses leading up to his team's regular-season finale Saturday against Dayton, La Salle coach John Giannini figured he knew what the missing element was. "We've been playing tough but not as tough as some of the people we lost to," Gianni said. "We've got to find the 'er.' We've been tough but we needed to be tough er . We needed to make those extra plays, we needed to consistently defend. Today we were able to do that against a really good team and beat them. " La Salle (16-15, 8-10 A-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 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 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)
NEWS
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 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 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 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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