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.
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.
October 4, 2014 |
It's the marquee weekend matchup in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It's also arguably one of the top games in the country. In a battle between Catholic League juggernauts, La Salle, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, will face No. 1 Archbishop Wood at 7 p.m. Friday at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. The Explorers (4-1) have won three straight games, including a pair against out-of-state opponents, since a Week 2 loss to North Jersey power Bergen Catholic. The Vikings (5-0) have outscored opponents by 211-53.
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)
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.
December 15, 2014 |
Tavon Allen hit the layup and free throw, then drilled a three-pointer. Rodney Williams followed with a slam, and suddenly it was a contest. Drexel scored the first eight points of the second half to make it a one-possession game, but couldn't entirely erase its early deficit as La Salle claimed a 65-55 victory Saturday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. La Salle (5-4), which snapped a four-game losing streak, has won the last six meetings with Drexel (2-6). "I'm thrilled with the way we responded," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
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)