December 21, 2013 |
Wagner probably figured it would be in for a long night when La Salle got five shots on its initial possession of the game, then got fouled on the sixth attempt. The Explorers set the tempo from the first minute and, behind Steve Zack's career-high 17 rebounds, pounded the Seahawks on the boards Thursday night en route to an 80-54 victory at Tom Gola Arena. Coming off a 21-point crushing at Villanova, La Salle (6-5) hustled from the outset and won the rebound battle, 50-29. The Explorers grabbed 22 offensive rebounds - matching Wagner's output on the defensive boards - and outscored the visitors, 19-5, on second-chance points.
December 13, 2013 |
The board of the underfunded Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) voted Wednesday to hire outside experts for assessment and advice for dealing with allegations against its chief investment officer, Anthony S. Clark . Clark, 60, chose last week to retire from his $270,000 job running the state workers' pension fund after the SERS board locked him out of his office due to allegations against him, which the board has declined to describe...
December 13, 2013
WHAT HAPPENS when the classic strains of Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky are blended with a cartoon show that is a hit with the preschool crowd? The answer can be found tomorrow at Upper Darby's Tower Theater, which is hosting two performances of "Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. " While most folks are probably aware of "The Nutcracker," you likely don't know Max and Ruby unless you are the parent of young ones. For the uninitiated, the two are the stars of "Max & Ruby," which airs on cable's Nick Jr. channel.
December 12, 2013
WHEN YOU watch La Salle senior point guard Tyreek Duren play this season, it is clear he does not have his usual quickness. And there is a reason. He got plantar fasciitis in May and has been playing with the painful foot condition in the first nine games. "It's one of those mysterious injuries," La Salle coach John Giannini said. "Nobody really knows how it gets there and nobody really knows when it's going to end. " The coach is hopeful that the inflammation will be more manageable with medication.
December 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Speedy Morris realizes that people hand out lifetime achievement awards only to retired basketball coaches who are getting up there in age. He pleads guilty on one count. "Yes, I'm getting old, I'm 71," Morris said Saturday after being recognized with a Lifetime Coaching Excellence Award at the ECAC Holiday Festival tournament at Madison Square Garden. But retirement? Forget about it. Morris is entering his 46th year as a head coach and his 13th season at St. Joseph's Prep, and he feels too good to stop.
December 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - La Salle coach John Giannini enjoyed his first visit to Madison Square Garden, where he got to walk through the backstage corridors that he remembered from watching The Song Remains the Same, the 1976 film about a Led Zeppelin concert here. But Giannini drew much more pleasure watching the second-half performance of his team, particularly the inside scoring of Jerrell Wright, and a defense that helped the Explorers rally from a 12-point deficit and post a 65-57 victory over Stony Brook in the ECAC Holiday Festival tournament.
December 6, 2013 |
LA SALLE had 8 days to digest a disappointing trip to the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coming off consecutive losses to Providence and Northern Iowa in the tournament, the Explorers had little margin for error last night against Hartford. The Explorers used a big run in the second half to pull away from Hartford, 75-62, to improve to 4-4. "I thought we really competed defensively," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "We had guys play more the way we are used to seeing them play, more the way we want to see them play.
December 6, 2013 |
By midway through the second half of La Salle's 75-62 win over Hartford, the backs of the two folding chairs belonging to John Giannini had both been knocked askew. Their state was a testament to the number of times the La Salle coach had abruptly risen from his seat or plopped down in a hurry. But even for the typically fretful Giannini, there was little to worry about Wednesday night, at least on the scoreboard at Tom Gola Arena. The struggling Explorers (4-4) found an opponent in Hartford (2-7)
November 26, 2013
UNLESS YOU want an earful, don't get Drexel University professor Yaba Blay talking about colorism. She sees examples of discrimination based on skin color everywhere - from drug stores that stock skin-bleaching creams to the online chatter that erupts when photos surface of Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter, Blue Ivy. "[People say], why doesn't Beyonce comb that baby's hair?" Blay said. "You would rather put an entire pack of barrettes on that baby's hair?" "I hate that," I murmured.
November 25, 2013 |
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - The La Salle men's basketball team steadily pulled away from a determined Morgan State team to win its opening-round game in the Paradise Jam, 78-59, on Friday night at the University of the Virgin Islands. Tyrone Garland, a Philly native, led all scorers with 25 points, while Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti) added 15. The Explorers will play Providence (5-0) on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. The game will be telecast on the CBS Sports Network. The Friars came back from a 16-point second- half deficit to stun Vanderbilt, 67-60.