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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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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.
NEWS
February 15, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
While advancing to the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game last year, La Salle prevailed in six win-or-go-home contests. The first came in a Catholic League playoff quarterfinal against St. Joseph's Prep. Friday afternoon, like last season, the archrivals squared off in the same round to determine which team would continue its season and which would have to pack its bags for a final time. And the fifth-seeded Explorers claimed the high-stakes matchup again, this time using a pair of late free throws from Dave Krmpotich to escape the No. 4 Hawks, 37-33, before an overflow crowd at Kelly Fieldhouse.
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February 13, 2015 | Daily News staff and wire reports
RICHMOND, Va. - Guard Jordan Price scored 34 points, including 12 in the second overtime, and grabbed 17 rebounds as La Salle stunned No. 20 VCU last night, 74-69. Price, who also had five assists, hit a three-pointer with 29 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime. The Explorers (14-10, 6-5 Atlantic 10) also got 12 points each from Jerrell Wright and Cleon Roberts in winning for the fourth time in five games. "It was obviously a great basketball game," said La Salle coach John Giannini.
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