April 3, 2013 |
Episcopal Academy had one main defensive goal in mind entering its boys' lacrosse game against La Salle on Tuesday: stop Matt Rambo. The Churchmen delivered on their plan, frustrating Rambo all game and keeping the La Salle offense in check in an 8-2 victory. Rambo, a nationally regarded prospect who has committed to the University of Maryland, scored both of LaSalle's goals, but the Explorers weren't able to keep the game close on a cold, windy afternoon at Episcopal. Entering the game, La Salle was the No. 3-ranked team in the country, according to the Under Armour rankings.
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.
March 5, 2013 |
LA SALLE sophomore big man Steve Zack, who suffered what coach John Giannini called "a sprained ligament in his foot" during Saturday's win over Duquesne, will not play in the Explorers' final two games, Wednesday at home against George Washington and then Saturday at Atlantic 10 leader Saint Louis. Zack is getting around in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in a week. The sophomore has been an integral part of the rotation this season. After a freshman season in which he showed flashes, Zack (6.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 54.5 percent shooting in 22 minutes per game)
May 18, 2014 |
La Salle won five individual events en route to claiming the District 12 Class AAA track and field championship. The meet was held at the Germantown and Northeast supersites on Wednesday and Thursday. La Salle's Levi Jones swept the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Freshman Alex Sislo claimed the triple jump. Eddie Losier took the pole vault, and Grant Jones came out on top in the javelin. Simon Gratz's Nydair Rouse was fastest in the 100 and 200. Central's Samuel Reid was also a double winner, taking the discus and shot put. Del-Val Charter rode its relay teams to the boys' AA title.
February 9, 2012 |
RICHMOND - Derrick Williams scored a career-high 22 points, including a layup with 5.8 seconds left, to lift Richmond to a 78-76 victory over La Salle at the Robins Center last night. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Spiders (13-12, 4-6 Atlantic 10), who lead the 26-game series, 14-12. "It was a heartbreaking loss," La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini said. "I'm stunned we didn't get a good shot with 16 seconds left on the shot clock. I just don't understand.
November 21, 2012
AFTER SPLITTING their first two games at home, the La Salle Explorers hit the road for the first time and bagged a win. The Explorers, behind Tyreek Duren's 15 points, never trailed and beat Hartford, 64-51. The damage was done in the first half with La Salle owning a 40-22 lead at the break. Jerrell Wright scored all 14 of his points in the first half and hot-shooting Ramon Galloway hit all three of his three-point shots, was 4-for-5 from the field overall, scoring 11 of his 13 points in the first 20 minutes.
May 31, 2012 |
After a year hiatus from the state lacrosse tournament, La Salle returned with a performance that coach Bill Leahy classified as "surgical. " The more casual spectator might have gone with dominant, overwhelming, or just plain awesome. La Salle simply did not do much, if anything, wrong en route to a 16-4 drubbing of Great Valley in the first round of the PIAA championships Wednesday at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Great Valley (14-10), which had a fine season that included a run to the District 1 semifinals before injuries and tougher competition caught up with it, had no answer for La Salle (18-4)
January 14, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - Tyreek Duren doesn't get caught up in statistics. La Salle's senior point guard didn't even realize he joined a pair of exclusive clubs yesterday as he scored 23 points in a 75-56 Atlantic 10 victory over Duquesne at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Duren became just the 10th player in both Big 5 and A-10 history to amass 1,400 points, 400 assists and 200 steals in his career as he helped La Salle (9-6, 2-0 A-10) win its third consecutive game. "I didn't know that, but it's a great accomplishment," Duren said.
May 27, 2013 |
Another strong pitching effort from Dom Cuoci; solid defense; and two big innings, mixed in with some luck, led to La Salle's first Catholic League baseball championship since 2005. Saturday afternoon's 10-0, five-inning triumph over archrival St. Joseph's Prep at Widener also served as redemption. Last year, before making their run to the PIAA Class AAAA state crown, the Explorers bowed to Neumann-Goretti in eight innings in the league final. "As awesome as it was for us to win a state title last year, not winning the Catholic League left a bad taste in our mouths," senior first baseman Chris Melillo said.