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.
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)
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)
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.
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.