October 5, 2014 |
Archbishop Wood, with 333 rushing yards, led comfortably by 17 points late in the third quarter Friday night in its showdown against La Salle. That's when a near-certain win began to evaporate. The resilient Explorers, fueled by the spectacular play of Jimmy Herron and two turnovers, flipped the switch, scored three times in the final 12 minutes, and emerged with a 35-31 victory before an overflow crowd at William Tennent. "It's just great," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said while his players celebrated the improbable triumph.
September 1, 2011
Rohan Brown became the fourth member of the La Salle men's basketball team's incoming recruiting class. The 6-foot-6 forward, who is a product of East Catholic High in Manchester, Conn., enrolled at La Salle Tuesday. He averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds last season. "We were looking for an A-10 athlete with a high motor, good potential, and strong character who would be a good teammate," La Salle coach John Giannini said in a statement. "That describes Rohan, and we are happy to welcome him to La Salle.
January 25, 2014 |
OLEAN, N.Y. - La Salle saw its five-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night with a 66-51 loss to St. Bonaventure at the Reilly Center. Treacherous winter weather prevented the team from arriving in Olean until 2 a.m. Wednesday. The game didn't go any smoother for La Salle (11-7, 3-1 Atlantic Ten). The second half was especially challenging for the Explorers. First, the Bonnies (12-7, 2-3) started to pull away. And once La Salle fell behind, it couldn't score to come back.
September 25, 2014 |
For Spencer Patton, every second that ticked off the scoreboard clock at Lower Bartley Field felt like a minute. His La Salle soccer team was up a goal in a taut game against visiting St. Joseph's Prep, and the final few minutes dragged on and on for the sophomore tricaptain. Every cleared ball didn't seem to go far enough, and every free kick for the Hawks looked like a dangerous opportunity. But then the whistle finally blew Tuesday afternoon, and the Explorers' 2-1, come-from-behind win was complete, propelled by two goals in a four-minute span of the Catholic League game.
October 4, 2014 |
It's the marquee weekend matchup in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It's also arguably one of the top games in the country. In a battle between Catholic League juggernauts, La Salle, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, will face No. 1 Archbishop Wood at 7 p.m. Friday at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. The Explorers (4-1) have won three straight games, including a pair against out-of-state opponents, since a Week 2 loss to North Jersey power Bergen Catholic. The Vikings (5-0) have outscored opponents by 211-53.
August 17, 2012 |
La Salle High's Amar Stukes, a senior point guard, has committed to play basketball for La Salle University. "I just thought I had a great relationship with Coach G [La Salle coach John Giannini], La Salle is close to home, and it's part of the Big Five," the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said. Last season for the Explorers, Stukes averaged nearly 14 points and was a first-team all-Catholic League selection. The 17-year-old also gave serious consideration to Drexel, Fairfield, and Binghamton.
December 9, 2011
Brittany Wilson scored 15 points as La Salle escaped the Gentile Arena in Chicago with a 48-45 win over Loyola (Ill.) in women's basketball action last night. Jordan Mosley scored 12 off the bench and Ruvanna Campbell snagged 12 rebounds as the Explorers improved to 3-7 overall. Patrice King led Loyola (4-4) with 13 points.
December 21, 2012
Brittany Wilson and Ebonee Jones each scored 22 points as visiting La Salle ran away from Central Connecticut State, 70-46, in a women's game Wednesday. Jaclyn Babe scored 15 points and Kaley Watras added 11 for CCSU (4-4). Jones added five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals for the Explorers (2-9), who led by as many as 26 late in the game.
May 23, 2013
MATT RAMBO scored four goals and assisted on two others as La Salle captured its 18th Catholic League boys' lacrosse title with an 11-6 win over St. Joseph's Prep at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. Softball Brooke Lachette pitched a complete game and went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI to lead Bonner-Prendergast past St. Hubert, 6-3, at Arcadia University in the Catholic League softball final.
January 31, 2013 |
Each week is different in the deep Atlantic Ten Conference, where few free rides are offered. La Salle's basketball team discovered that firsthand. After wins over A-10 heavyweights Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, La Salle saw its modest but impressive two-game streak snapped Wednesday night in a 61-60 loss to the University of Massachusetts at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers fell to 14-6 overall and 4-3 in the A-10. UMass improved to 14-5, 4-2. "This league is a monster," La Salle coach John Giannini said.