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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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