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February 2, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
The St. Joseph's women held off Davidson for a 57-52 win Saturday at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. Despite leading by as many as 19 in the second half, the Hawks (7-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) allowed the Wildcats (5-17, 1-8) to make a game of it. Sarah Fairbanks scored a team-best 12 points and moved into 10th place all-time in St. Joseph's history for blocked shots with her 77th and 78th career blocks. Natasha Cloud recorded a game-high nine assists. La Salle 74, Virginia Commonwealth 65 - With a career-high 17 points, Ebony Wells helped the Explorers (11-10, 2-6 A-10)
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January 30, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every day in practice, Luke Ratchford and the La Salle wrestling team entered the gym and saw a newspaper clipping hanging from the door. The story from last season's loss in the Catholic League Championship has served as a constant reminder of the night Father Judge snapped the Explorers' five-year streak as league champs. For the sophomore wrestler, the clipping led to what he said was La Salle's biggest meet of the year: Wednesday night's Catholic League championship at Father Judge.
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January 29, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Senior forward Jerrell Wright wasn't feeling well but it didn't show on the court. Although he became ill at halftime Tuesday, Wright helped resuscitate La Salle in a 53-48 win over St. Joseph's at Tom Gola Arena as the Explorers roared back from a 15-point deficit. Wright scored a team-high 19 points, and his jump hook against a double team gave the Explorers the lead for good, 47-46 with 1 minute, 12 seconds remaining. When asked about being sick, Wright shrugged it off. "I am fine, it's not a big deal" he said.
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January 24, 2015 | By Mike Scandura, For The Inquirer
KINGSTON, R.I. - La Salle cruised to a 60-49 victory Saturday against the Fordham Rams. But against the Rhode Island Rams, the Explorers slowed to a crawl in the breakdown lane. URI prevailed, 59-47, in an Atlantic Ten Conference game Thursday night at the Thomas M. Ryan Center. "In terms of our offensive struggles, I thought their [man-to-man] defense was terrific," coach John Giannini said. "I also think we got to the rim and we just weren't good finishers. "I think our guards tried to change their shots and avoid contact instead of leading with their shoulders and going in strong.
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January 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A quarter of a century after one of the most successful seasons in La Salle basketball history, Lionel Simmons can't rid his mind of the few blemishes. La Salle's 1989-90 team was honored during the Explorers' 60-49 win over Fordham on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena. This is the 25th anniversary of the team that went 30-2 and beat Southern Mississippi in a first-round NCAA tournament game before losing to Clemson. It was the third consecutive year that La Salle qualified for the NCAA tournament and one in which Simmons earned several national player of the year awards.
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January 14, 2015 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, For the Daily News
THE LIGHT BLUE stands at Tom Gola Arena hummed from the boisterous devotees screaming at the top of their lungs. There was barely any time left. He had to make his move in 4 seconds. The inbounds pass popped into his hands. Three dribbles, then another step to halfcourt and the release flowed from his fingers as quickly as his flight from the baseline. Forty seven feet later, Jordan Price had his first big moment at La Salle University: a buzzer-beating, midcourt prayer answered in the 40th minute.
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January 11, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IN THE LEXICON of our youth, when an offensive player gets hot, he is said to "cook" his opponent, which aptly describes what Conwell-Egan guard Stevie Jordan did to visiting La Salle in yesterday's first half. Jordan, a 5-10 junior, baked the Explorers' defense for 19 first-half points en route to a slight halftime edge for the Eagles. However, by half No. 2, Shawn Witherspoon and Najee Walls - La Salle's defensive leaders - had resolved to stop Chef Jordan. "We gotta strap up," Witherspoon recalled telling Walls at the half.
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January 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Massachusetts men's basketball team had been looking for a road win since the middle of November. On Wednesday night the Minutemen found it with a little help from La Salle. The Minutemen held the Explorers' top offensive weapons, Jordan Price and Jerrell Wright, to a combined 6-for-26 shooting from the floor to win their first road game of the season, 71-65, at Tom Gola Arena. Cleon Roberts and Steve Zack led the Explorers (8-7, 0-2 Atlantic 10) with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
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January 9, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
YOU PREPARE for enough games, you have some expectation as to what might happen based on what has happened. And then Massachusetts-La Salle happened last night at Gola Arena. La Salle senior Jerrell Wright, the second-most accurate shooter (56.8 percent) in school history behind Craig Conlin, shot 1-for-12. UMass, a 28 percent three-point shooting team on the season, made six of its first 10 threes. La Salle, which had played solid defense all season, allowed George Mason to shoot 57.5 percent in a loss Saturday and UMass to shoot 51.9 percent.
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January 5, 2015 | By Rich Dubroff, For The Inquirer
FAIRFAX, Va. - Looking at the stat sheet after the game Saturday night, La Salle coach John Giannini wouldn't downplay the result. His Explorers were outplayed by George Mason in the second half. The worst part was that in its first league game, La Salle (8-6, 0-1 Atlantic Ten) was held without a field goal for a key stretch of nearly 51/2 minutes in the second half in a 70-62 loss before 3,376 at the Patriot Center. "The story is how George Mason played the last 13, 14 minutes. They out-toughed us, they outrebounded us, they out-defended us," Giannini said.
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