September 15, 2002 |
Melvin Bryant set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return, but La Salle couldn't sustain an offense yesterday and lost to visiting Fairfield, 25-14, at McCarthy Stadium. La Salle fell to 0-2; Fairfield improved to 1-1. The game was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Fairfield's defense held the Explorers to one first down in the second half and minus-1 yard rushing for the game. The Stags' Rishawd Watson ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns, while Andrew Turf caught 11 passes for 136 yards.
December 17, 2012 |
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - It's never a good thing when a team misses 34 shots. And that's exactly what Drexel did in a 69-58 nonconference loss to Fairfield Sunday. The Dragons went 21-for-55 from the field (38.2 percent), their second worst outing of the season, to fall to 3-7. Damion Less led Drexel with 15 points, but had to take 15 shots to do it, finishing 4-for-15 from the field. Franz Massenat added 11 points and was held without an assist for the first time this season.
January 4, 2006 |
A balanced scoring attack led Villanova to a 61-46 win over Fairfield last night in a non-league game at the Pavilion. Liad Suez led the Wildcats (9-3) with 17 points. Jenna Viani had 16, Jackie Adamshick added 12, and Kate Dessart Mager 10 in coach Harry Perretta's 800th career game at the school. He is 516-284 in his 28 seasons. In other games: At Saint Joseph's, Ayahna Cornish scored 18 points and Whitney Ffrench added 12 to lead the Hawks (9-3) to a 55-47 win over Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.
March 4, 1986 |
Mitch Buonaguro never got a chance to experience the full flavor of Villanova's first NCAA championship last spring. Buonaguro, a longtime assistant of coach Rollie Massimino, missed the Wildcats' trip to the White House because he was being introduced as the new head coach of Fairfield. Buonaguro doesn't expect the White House to come calling again this year, but he won't miss out on the NCAA Tournament. That was decided last night, when his Fairfield club defeated Holy Cross, 67-64, to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament championship at the Brendan Byrne Arena.
March 2, 1989 |
There were about nine minutes left, and La Salle was leading Fairfield, 63-39. Garbage time, right? "Dougie," Explorers coach Speedy Morris yelled to point guard Doug Overton, "this better be a great one. " About 10 seconds later, Overton hit a cutting Lionel Simmons with a crisp pass and Simmons converted a layup. Eight minutes later, top-seeded La Salle (24-5) owned a 91-62 win over No. 8 seed Fairfield (7-21) in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament played last night at the Palestra.
March 3, 1987 |
Ed Golden hit two free throws with 1:14 left in overtime to give Fairfield the lead as the Stags rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to defeat Iona, 73-70, last night in East Rutherford, N.J., and capture their second straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and NCAA tournament berth. It was a miraculous comeback for the Stags, who only got to overtime because A. J. Wynder hit an off-balance 17-foot jumper at the buzzer to tie the game at 65-65. In the overtime, Fairfield, the seventh seed in the tournament, had to come back once more, after Alvin Lott hit a 15-foot jumper to give fourth-seeded Iona a 70-67 lead.
February 11, 1991 |
La Salle University has struggled against some teams this season, but Fairfield isn't one of them. The last time the schools met - just two weeks ago at the Civic Center - La Salle rolled to an 84-66 victory behind Doug Overton's 40-point effort. Since then, the Explorers have sandwiched a loss between two wins. They beat Manhattan, 76-65, lost to Notre Dame, 84-68, and defeated Canisius by an identical 84-68 Saturday. The loss to the Irish broke a seven-game overall winning streak.
September 20, 1987 |
For the second straight month, a decision on the Fairfield at Thornbury subdivision was blocked when a new Thornbury Township supervisor declined to vote on the plans. Supervisor Theodore Pauley made a motion that he and Supervisor Carol Galantino vote on the subdivision. A Chester County Common Pleas Court order bars the third supervisor, Chairman Jack Copeland Jr., from voting, because he testified at a zoning hearing on the subdivision in a private capacity. Galantino, who joined the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 11, declined to vote at Monday night's meeting for the same reason she gave last month.
February 22, 1992 |
La Salle and Fairfield did their best last night to set college basketball back 40 years, which was fitting because the Explorers honored their 1952 National Invitation Tournament championship team at halftime. But after a gruesome first half, the Explorers got it together at both ends of the floor and rolled to a 69-50 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over the Stags before a crowd of 2,195 at the Civic Center. Randy Woods and Jack Hurd, who combined for 12 points on 5-for-17 shooting in the opening 20 minutes, each had a strong second half.