November 3, 2011
La Salle men's basketball games will be broadcast on WNTP (990-AM) or WFIL (560-AM) under a multiyear partnership with Salem Communications Corp., the school announced yesterday. Most games will air on WNTP, with a select number of weekend dates moved to WFIL. All men's games and home women's games will be streamed online at GoExplorers.com. Kale Beers will return for his 16th season on play-by-play and Steve Degler will return for his 15th season as an analyst. An online-only pregame show begins approximately 15 minutes before every men's game.
November 23, 2011 |
MICHEA BRYANT scored 16 points and Alexis Scott 13 as La Salle opened women's Big 5 play with a 58-47 win over Penn last night at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers (2-3, 1-0 Big 5) jumped to a 20-7 lead early in the first half, and held a 27-19 halftime advantage. Penn rallied to eventually take its only lead at 36-34 midway through the second half, but again the Explorers pulled away. Junior Brianna Bradford led Penn (2-1, 0-1) with 12 points, and senior Jess Knapp added 11. Freshman Ruvanna Campbell had a game-high 11 rebounds for La Salle.
December 30, 2012 |
ALBANY, N.Y. - It may not be an easy bus ride through the snow back home, but it will be a happy ride for Dr. John Giannini and the La Salle basketball team. That's because the Explorers (9-2) led wire-to-wire and got a 22-point in 28-minute performance from Ramon Galloway in routing host Siena 80-52 Saturday night. "I thought that was our best game of the year," Giannini said. "The reason I say that is we were very good defensively and offensively. The numbers show that. It was just one of those nights where we started making threes and our effort was at a high level.
April 26, 2013 |
IN COLLEGE basketball, you often get judged by whether your team makes the NCAA Tournament and how it does when it gets there. That really does not give a complete picture, but we live in a snapshot world. Over the last eight seasons, La Salle has been .500 or better in Atlantic 10 games five times. Only Xavier (eight), Temple (seven) and Saint Joseph's (six) have done better. Saint Louis, Massachusetts, Richmond, Dayton and Rhode Island also have five .500 or better seasons. Even before the 2012-13 breakthrough, La Salle was gradually getting better and was competitive.
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.
June 16, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - It didn't take long in Friday's PIAA Class AAAA baseball final at Penn State for Corey Baiada to realize that La Salle batterymate Kevin Long had arrived with his "A" game. "He had a lot of confidence, had good movement on his fastball, and he was getting a lot of first-pitch strikes," the senior catcher said. "When he's got things going like that, he's tough to beat. " Long got even better as the contest progressed, retiring Council Rock South's last 12 batters, and the Explorers, becoming the first District 12 program to gain top state honors on the diamond, downed the Golden Hawks, 3-1, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
February 23, 2012 |
CONVENTIONAL wisdom suggests that Temple's basketball team will lose another game at some point the rest of the way. It could be Saturday, when the Owls go to Saint Joseph's with a chance to clinch the Big 5 title. It might be in the final Atlantic 10 Tournament in Atlantic City, where they cut down the nets in 2008, '09 and '10. Or maybe they will take a 17-game winning streak into the Madness. But for right now, they're getting it done about as well as anyone not named Kentucky or Syracuse.
February 12, 2013 |
AROUND THE CITY BEST SHOOTING La Salle. The Explorers (16-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) made more threes (18) than Fordham (6-18, 2-7) took (16). When you outscore a team 54-9 from the arc, you will win easily. And La Salle won easily at Gola, 89-53. Tyreek Duren, who did not miss a shot from anywhere and also had eight assists against one turnover, Sam Mills and Ramon Galloway were a ridiculous 16-for-19 from three and combined for 56 points. It is especially good news that Mills, a very good three-point shooter his first two seasons (41.7 percent, 43.5 percent)
November 7, 2012 |
Coach: Dr. John Giannini (119-128, ninth year) Last season: 21-13, (9-7 A-10) Postseason: NIT first round; lost to Minnesota, 70-61. Last league title: 1992 (MAAC) Last NCAA berth: 1992 PROJECTED STARTERS F Jerrell Wright So. 9.8P 5.6R C Steve Zack So. 1.4P 2.3R G Tyreek Duren Jr. 13.2P 4.0A G Sam Mills Jr. 10.6P 2.4R G Ramon Galloway Sr. 14.1P 4.6R KEY RESERVES G D.J. Peterson So. 3.0P 2.0R G Tyrone Garland Jr. *4.6P 1.3A *Stats from eight games last year at Virginia Tech.
March 4, 2012 |
Jerrell Wright's rim-shaking dunk early tied the game and La Salle never gave up the lead in its 71-61 win over St. Bonaventure on Saturday afternoon. Fans in the packed Tom Gola Arena energized the Explorers on Senior Day, when coach John Giannini's team earned its 20th win and the No. 7 seed in the Atlantic Ten tournament. La Salle will host tenth-seeded Richmond on Tuesday in the first round. Giannini said Richmond plays a different style of basketball from a lot of other teams in the league, and that his players need to continue the tight defense they've been playing as of late.