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)
June 2, 2014 |
Ethan Trusty jumped off the back of the bus for an interview Saturday afternoon, after Penncrest's 6-5 PIAA boys' lacrosse quarterfinal victory over La Salle. A few minutes earlier, Trusty had made certain it would not be the last bus the Lions boarded this season. Trusty faked a pass and then bounced in a goal to give Penncrest a late 6-4 lead, and the Lions held on to eliminate the defending state champions at Harriton. Penncrest (23-1) will hit the road Tuesday and face District 7's Mount Lebanon in the semifinals at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Valley.
December 6, 2012 |
La Salle's Tyreek Duren has been playing at a high level during the early portion of the schedule. That pattern continued with a career performance during Wednesday night's 82-57 win over visiting Penn State in a nonconference game at the Palestra. Duren scored a career-high 29 points, shooting 9 of 13 from the field, 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, and 7 of 8 from the foul line. "It felt good and felt like every shot was falling," the junior point guard said. Duren's previous career high was 24 points last year against Villanova.
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.
November 14, 2013 |
TYREEK DUREN figured the last time he played a game that started at 9 a.m. was in AAU. "The people in our house all got up at 6:45 and we were all over to the gym early," La Salle's senior point guard said. La Salle coach John Giannini had told his team that it was just like a weekend practice, that it was nothing new. Yesterday morning, however, there was an opponent at Gola Arena, a second consecutive opponent from the Metro Atlantic, another opponent that knew where La Salle had been last season and wanted a piece of it and them.
December 3, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - An efficient passing game, an unlikely receiving hero, and a big payoff on a fourth-quarter gamble helped La Salle earn its third straight Final Four football berth. The Explorers also overcame an early injury to a two-way standout while holding off pass-happy Nazareth, 41-33, in a PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinal Saturday at Liberty High's Frank Banko Field. With La Salle (12-1) forced away from its usual ground-and-pound approach, Matt Magarity hit on 15 of 21 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns.
February 21, 2014 |
DAYTON, Ohio - The last time La Salle played in UD Arena, the Exploers pulled out an NCAA First Four win, 81-70 over Boise State, to start last year's unprecedented Sweet 16 run. This year, the UD Arena magic only lasted for about 12 minutes. La Salle coach John Giannini used last year's success as a key part of his pregame talk, but a 10-point first-half lead was shortlived as La Salle fell, 65-53, to Dayton last night. The Explorers (12-13, 4-7 Atlantic 10) have lost four straight and seven of their last eight.