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)
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.
March 20, 2014 |
It was early on, after a turnover and missed rebound, that Dave Krmpotich was taken out of the game by La Salle coach Joe Dempsey. "We went over a couple of things," Dempsey said of Krmpotich's brief stay on the bench in Tuesday night's PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball semifinal against Chester. "I just wanted to calm him down, get a message across. " Apparently, it worked. With the 6-foot-7 junior netting 19 points, the Explorers surprised the vaunted Clippers, 61-55, at Coatesville to secure their first berth in the state final.
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.
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.
June 15, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Twenty-seven days. That's how long it took La Salle's baseball team to go from being on the brink of season extinction to holding aloft a state-championship trophy for the second time in three years. The Explorers, after overcoming two Catholic League playoff losses last month, showed some more resiliency Friday afternoon while beating Conestoga, 4-2, in eight innings for the PIAA Class AAAA title at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. After ace Dom Cuoci escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Brian Buckley produced the winning hit, a two-run single past a drawn-in infield, on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth.