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.
February 26, 2012 |
NEW YORK - John Giannini has insisted that the margin for error for his La Salle team in the Atlantic 10 is minuscule. In Fordham's overstuffed gym in the Bronx Saturday, he was proven right. The Explorers (18-11, 7-7 A-10) dropped a physical 67-62 decision to Fordham, surrendering 35 points and 16 rebounds to Chris Gaston, the league's leading rebounder, and 26 offensive rebounds to the Rams. The win dropped La Salle behind Dayton, which hosted UMass on Saturday night, in the Atlantic Ten standings.
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 10, 2014
When/Where: Sunday, 4 p.m.; Hagan Arena. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; 610-AM, WFIL-AM (560). Outlook: A Hawks victory over the struggling Explorers (14-15, 6-9) would clinch the second seed in next week's Atlantic Ten tournament. The Hawks (21-8, 11-4) can clinch a tie for the league title if Massachusetts defeats St. Louis on Sunday, but the Billikens have clinched the top seed. La Salle will be the eighth or ninth seed and will play St. Bonaventure on Thursday in the second round.
February 16, 2015 |
In a symbolic gesture before La Salle hosted Davidson for the first time as a member of the Atlantic Ten on Saturday, a representative of the Explorers administration presented a basket of assorted gifts to a Davidson official. In return, the Wildcats gave La Salle a loss. Davidson broke open the game late, ending the Explorers' four-game home winning streak with a decisive run that concluded with La Salle on the wrong side of a 77-69 decision. Facing a Davidson squad that was fourth in the nation in scoring offense (81.5 points per 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.
November 15, 2014 |
For the fourth time in six seasons, bitter rivals La Salle and St. Joseph's Prep will square off for the Catholic League Class AAAA football championship. The latest meeting between the No. 2-ranked Explorers (8-2) and No. 1 Prep (6-3) is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Northeast's Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. The Prep, which last year broke through for its first title since 2005, has won three straight in the head-to-head series. La Salle is trying for its sixth crown in the last seven seasons.
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.
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.