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December 24, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Disgusted at watching Mount St. Mary's carve up La Salle's man-to-man defense for the first 28 minutes of the game, Explorers coach John Giannini dialed up the zone, a defense his team doesn't play much, to try to cool off the opponent. Talk about Christmas magic. The Explorers held the Mountaineers to 2-of-10 shooting and forced three turnovers in the final eight minutes to pick up a 65-59 victory last night at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers (6-5) trailed by nine points early in the second half and by 48-43 with 11 minutes, 24 seconds to play before Giannini decided to go zone after the half's second media time-out, with the Mountaineers shooting 52.5 percent from the floor at that point.
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November 13, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the last five years, the La Salle Explorers have been the nomads of the Big Five. They've had two different conferences, three different home courts, about a dozen different practice sites. The lack of stability has hurt the team's chemistry and recruiting. See it here: five consecutive losing seasons, a .355 winning percentage in that span, fewer than 10 wins in two of the last three seasons. Now, firmly established in the Atlantic Ten Conference, the Explorers can unpack the gym bags and enjoy the daily routine, just like most college teams in the country.
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November 14, 2006 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
LaSalle men's basketball coach John Giannini has received a contract extension through the 2010-11 season, the school announced yesterday. "Dr. John [Giannini] took over our men's basketball program at a critical time and has proven to be the right man for the job," LaSalle athletic director Thomas Brennan said. Last year, in just his second season as head coach, Giannini led the Explorers to an 18-10 record and a third-place finish in the Atlantic Ten - their highest mark since joining the conference in 1995-96.
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November 24, 2009
Turnovers proved costly as the La Salle women's basketball team fell, 56-43, last night at Wichita State. The Explorers committed 27 turnovers in the loss. Morgan Robertson led La Salle (1-4) with 11 points, and Tara Lapetina scored nine. The Explorers next play at 1 p.m. Sunday when they host Lehigh at Tom Gola Arena.
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December 29, 2009
Who: La Salle (7-4) vs. Cornell (9-2) When: 4 o'clock Where: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio: None/WHAT (1340-AM) Who: Drexel (6-6) vs. Rhode Island (9-1) When: 7 o'clock Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: Comcast Network/ www.drexeldragons.com Who: Saint Joseph's (4-6) at Siena (7-4) When: 7 o'clock Where: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. TV/Radio: None/WNTP (990-AM)
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December 18, 2015
NORTH TEXAS 69, LA SALLE 63 The Explorers couldn't complete a late comeback in their loss at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday night. La Salle's Amy Griffin had a career-high 26 points, going 7-for-17 from the field and 10-for-12 from the foul line. Griffin and Jasmine Alston both grabbed a team-high six rebounds. The Explorers got to within 63-61 game on an Iyonna Crenshaw free throw with 1:05 left. Micahya Owens picked up a career-high seven steals to go with 16 points.
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January 7, 2010
Who: Xavier (8-5) at La Salle (7-6) When: 7 o'clock Where: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio: None/WHAT (1340-AM) Notes: This is the Atlantic 10 opener for both schools. Xavier has won the last three conference regular-season titles . . . Game features the top two scorers in the league with Xavier's Jordan Crawford (19.2 ppg.) and La Salle's Rodney Green (18.9) . . . La Salle is 17th nationally in three-point percentage (.410) and first in the A-10 . . . Abington Friends product Jason Love leads the Musketeers in rebounding (9.4 per game)
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December 21, 2009
La Salle staved off a second-half rally to beat Rider, 55-54, in a women's basketball game yesterday at Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, N.J. Tara Lapetina, Danielle Mickiewicz and Ashley Gale (12 rebounds) scored nine points apiece for La Salle (3-7), which led 28-23 at the half. Caitlin Bopp (12 points, 15 rebounds) led Rider (2-7). The Explorers host Villanova at the Tom Gola Arena tomorrow at 1 p.m. In another game: At Temple, Laura Sweeney and Maria Getty fueled a 44-32 Villanova upset of the Owls.
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November 17, 2008 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Morgan Robertson was scoreless in La Salle's win at Villanova on Friday, but she had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Explorers (2-0) to a 71-57 victory over Long Island yesterday at Tom Gola Arena. Margaret Elderton (16 points), Jamie Walsh (11) and Ashley Gale (11) each nailed three three-pointers for La Salle. In other area games: At Saint Joseph's, Brittany Ford scored 19 points, Ashley Logue and Mary Kate McDade 14 each as the Hawks (1-1) topped Lehigh, 71-63.
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December 5, 2011
LAURA SWEENEY scored 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to lead Villanova (6-2, 1-0 Big 5) past La Salle, 67-51, in women's Big 5 action from the Tom Gola Arena yesterday. Brittany Wilson dropped a season-high 24 for La Salle (2-7, 0-1). * At UNC Wilmington, Kamile Nacickaite netted 17 points and Hollie Mershon hit 16 to lead Drexel (4-2, 1-0 CAA) to a 58-43 win over the Seahawks (2-4, 0-1) in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
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February 29, 2016 | By Jake Kaplan, For The Inquirer
Jordan Price often found himself thinking about "Uncle Johnny" as he led La Salle to its 76-68 win against George Mason on Saturday. Just a few hours before the 2 p.m. tipoff at Tom Gola Arena, the Explorers' guard attended the funeral for Johnny Harris, a close family friend who died Tuesday. "I just wanted to come out here and just play for him and honor him," Price, 21, said minutes after his game-high 24 points keyed last-place La Salle to just its third win in Atlantic Ten play.
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February 26, 2016 | Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
Everything is relative with this season's La Salle team, which has dealt with six- and 10-game losing streaks and had won just twice since Thanksgiving weekend. Trying to win two of three (even if the middle game was a 40-point loss) may not seem like much, but when you are closing on 20 losses, any good news is a positive. When the game turned toward Fordham in the second half Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena and the Rams built a 10-point lead, a comeback, given all that had gone down, did not seem very likely.
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February 19, 2016 | By Mark Perner, CORRESPONDENT
ON PAPER, La Salle was due for another blowout loss Wednesday night. Losers of 10 straight games - all by double digits - and 17 of 18 overall, the Explorers faced a St. Bonaventure squad that had won five straight, was 17-6 overall and on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Good thing for the Explorers that the game was played on wood inside Tom Gola Arena. Somehow, the Explorers overcame their 17 turnovers (to just 11 for the Bonnies), a 4-minute, 59-second stretch midway through the second half in which they didn't score a basket, and still came away with an impressive, 71-64 Atlantic 10 win. "Obviously we beat a very good team who's been playing very well and we gave a great effort," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
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February 5, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For The Inquirer
With their matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic Ten, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
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February 5, 2016 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
WITH THEIR matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic 10, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
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January 11, 2016 | By Andrew Albert, For The Inquirer
For much of Saturday's contest between La Salle and No. 25 Dayton, there was no action. Players were standing still for chunks of time - by design. The undermanned Explorers were forced into a slow, methodical game plan, but it worked. La Salle snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 61-57 win over the Flyers at Tom Gola Arena. La Salle (5-8, 1-2 Atlantic Ten) had just seven scholarship players available for the game, so it went back to the plan it used to start the season 4-0. At the start of almost every possession, an Explorers guard dribbled until the shot clock reached around 10 seconds, with no intention of making a play.
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December 18, 2015
NORTH TEXAS 69, LA SALLE 63 The Explorers couldn't complete a late comeback in their loss at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday night. La Salle's Amy Griffin had a career-high 26 points, going 7-for-17 from the field and 10-for-12 from the foul line. Griffin and Jasmine Alston both grabbed a team-high six rebounds. The Explorers got to within 63-61 game on an Iyonna Crenshaw free throw with 1:05 left. Micahya Owens picked up a career-high seven steals to go with 16 points.
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December 7, 2015 | By Tom Reifsnyder, Daily News Staff Writer
The Drexel Dragons have waited a long time to feel the thrill of victory in a regular-season college basketball game. To be exact, it had been 281 days since Bruiser Flint's squad prevailed at William and Mary in late February to halt a four-game losing streak at the end of their tumultuous, injury-ridden 2014-15 campaign. Roughly three-quarters of a year later, the Dragons got back in the victory column with a 66-53 win over City Six rival La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena, ending their six-game losing streak to start the season.
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December 4, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
DOWN SIX points to visiting Hofstra with just over two minutes to play, La Salle's Jordan Price - the nation's fifth-leading scorer at 25 points per game - had that look in his eye; the look all great scorers have when they're in the zone. Price rejected a screen, took a step back and drained his sixth three of the game from the top of the key, prompting a timeout as the Pride clung to a three-point lead. When Hofstra's leading scorer, fifth-year senior Juan'ya Green, walked back to his bench, Pride coach Joe Mihalich smiled in Green's direction and offered some words of consolation to his best player.
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November 25, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Price is going to have those nights when he's not going to feel it the way he did Monday against Lafayette. And on those nights, the natural scorer's game is going to be more diversified. Monday, though, was a night for offense. Scoring at will, the 6-foot-5 redshirt junior notched his season high for a third straight game, scoring 33 points to lead La Salle (3-0) to a 83-75 nonconference win over Lafayette at Tom Gola Arena. The outing was one point shy of the career-high 34 he scored last season in a double-overtime victory at Virginia Commonwealth.
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