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.
December 16, 2012 |
There might be a lot of things that the La Salle basketball team doesn't want to remember about its first game of the season. Missed free throws, giving up a halftime lead, not having that added vigor in the four minutes of extra time. But that overtime loss to State College a little more than a week ago did more than provide the Explorers with regrets - it also was a learning experience. That experience came in handy Saturday, at Cheltenham's Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, as the Explorers defeated Boys' Latin in overtime, 70-64.
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.
November 21, 2012 |
La Salle's Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti) had 15 points, while Jerrell Wright (Dobbins Tech) added 14 and nine rebounds as the Exlorers defeated Hartford, 64-51, in West Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday night. It was a great homecoming for La Salle's Rohan Brown, a Hartford native, who grabbed his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Ramon Galloway added 13 points and seven rebounds. Mark Nwakamma led the Hawks (1-3) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
December 5, 2011
LAURA SWEENEY scored 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to lead Villanova (6-2, 1-0 Big 5) past La Salle, 67-51, in women's Big 5 action from the Tom Gola Arena yesterday. Brittany Wilson dropped a season-high 24 for La Salle (2-7, 0-1). * At UNC Wilmington, Kamile Nacickaite netted 17 points and Hollie Mershon hit 16 to lead Drexel (4-2, 1-0 CAA) to a 58-43 win over the Seahawks (2-4, 0-1) in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
March 21, 2013 |
Who: No. 13 La Salle (21-9) vs. No. 13 Boise State (21-10) What: NCAA opening round (West Region), at Dayton, Ohio. When: 9:10 p.m. TV: truTV (Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson) Radio: WNTP (990-AM), WIP (610-AM). History: This is the first meeting. How they got here: La Salle (at-large from Atlantic 10). Boise State (at-large from Mountain West). Up next: The winner faces fourth-seeded Kansas State (27-7) in Kansas City. Coaches: John Giannini (La Salle)
March 3, 1988 |
Many coaches will tell you that consistent free throw shooting can lead the way to many victories. The La Salle women's team, shooting a nation-leading 80.2 percent through Monday, proved it again last night. The 20th-ranked Explorers connected on five of six foul shots in the final 31 seconds to hold off host St. Peter's, 73-67, and clinch the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title. Junior Cheryl Reeve scored a career-high 29 points and added 8 rebounds and 7 assists for La Salle (24-3, 11-1)
March 29, 2013 |
Who's hot La Salle's Ramon Galloway has averaged 21.3 points in the three NCAA wins and is shooting 22 for 41 (.536) from the field and 12 for 23 from beyond the arc. Cleanthony Early, a 6-foot-8 junior, has averaged 18.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 26 minutes during Wichita State's NCAA wins over Pitt and Gonzaga. Who's not La Salle sophomore guard D.J. Peterson has shot just 3 for 10 in the Explorers' three NCAA games. Wichita State center Ehimen Orukpe had just five rebounds in 30 minutes during the two NCAA wins.