Tag Archives: La Salle

Rowan reunion as Giannini, Stewart elected to PASCCA Hall of Fame

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For one night, the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association’s annual Senior Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction turned into a Rowan basketball reunion. More than a dozen former Profs players and coaches, along with family … Continue reading

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La Salle ready to bring home program’s first title

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle College High School isn’t quite known as a “basketball school” The football team was crowned state champions in 2009 and, between 2008 and 2012, were Philadelphia Catholic League champs for five consecutive years and … Continue reading

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Walls recovers from slip to lead La Salle to win over Cedar Crest

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Najee Walls to find redemption. In a tie game against Cedar Crest with a minute remaining and a berth in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals on the line, La Salle coach … Continue reading

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Witherspoon’s clutch play helps La Salle advance over ‘Stoga

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Down five with just over two minutes to play, Conestoga point guard Darryl Caldwell picked up a steal, forwarded the ball ahead to Dan Vila, who kicked it to sharpshooter Zach Yonda. Yonda, who was all alone … Continue reading

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La Salle falls short on senior day to George Mason, 59-57

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A talented La Salle senior class saw its career at Tom Gola Arena end the same way its final season has gone–not with a bang, but with a whimper. In a see-saw game, it was George … Continue reading

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La Salle escapes Fordham on the road 64-62

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – BRONX, N.Y.- The outlook was bleak for La Salle. Tyrone Garland took the ball to the basket on the final possession and got blocked. It seemed the game was headed to overtime, with Fordham having all the … Continue reading

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La Salle downs Central to earn berth in States

Moshe Kravitz (@MosheKravitz) – After graduating seven seniors from a team whose season ended earlier than La Salle had hoped last year, Joe Dempsey’s squad looked like they were in for a rebuilding year. Instead, solid play by the team’s … Continue reading

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Explorers find shooting stroke in win over Bonnies

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle had been due for a game like this. The Explorers have suffered multiple close losses all season, losing to Manhattan in double-overtime and to a ranked Saint Louis team, thanks to last-second heroics by Jordair … Continue reading

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Roman holds off furious La Salle rally, reaches PCL final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Shep Garner said that they were never rattled. Chris McNesby said they might have been a little gassed. Either way, they’ll live to fight another day. No. 1 Roman Catholic watched its 39-24 end of third quarter … Continue reading

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La Salle’s problem is more than on the court

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Last season was special for La Salle, there is no question about that. Everything seemed to go their way. A last second win against top-10 Butler, a road win over VCU and then the well chronicled … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: La Salle/Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here are a few additional notes and quotes from Saint Joseph’s 75-64 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon: SJU Wins Frontcourt Battle Coming into the game, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: La Salle (Feb. 15)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s (16-7, 6-3) vs. La Salle (12-11, 4-5) When: Saturday, February 15th, 11 AM Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Saint Joseph’s 45, La Salle 80 KenPom: Saint Joseph’s 81, La Salle 99 In … Continue reading

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Carroll locks down third seed in playoffs with win over La Salle

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Even though they did not start due to senior day tradition, it did not take long for Carroll’s two biggest stars to have an impact on the Patriots final regular season game. Derrick Jones and Ernest … Continue reading

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Jett’s layup puts La Salle away

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle has been here before. With the clock running down and the ball in the opponent’s hands, the Explorers couldn’t do anything about it. This time, it was Jordair Jett putting the dagger into the game, … Continue reading

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Explorers let huge opportunity slip away to VCU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One year after a big win at Virginia Commonwealth helped propel La Salle deep into the NCAA Tournament, a heartbreaking home collapse to the Rams could have long-lasting consequences on the current Explorers season. After a … Continue reading

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La Salle falls to VCU in double overtime, 97-89

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – With just over two minutes remaining in the second overtime, Briante Weber stood near mid court, let out a big scream and pointed to the VCU following that littered the upper seats at Tom Gola Arena. Rob … Continue reading

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La Salle continues to gel with 22-point win at McDevitt

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – In the middle of the second quarter, a loud cheer went up from La Salle’s bench. It wasn’t for one of Dave Krmpotich’s two big slams, but rather, Chuck Champion and Sean Witherspoon’s lockdown denial of … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Temple/La Salle (Jan. 18)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – La Salle outlasted Temple by a score of 74-68 in a Big 5 classic played at the Palestra. The game had several storylines that were well-worth talking about. Battle on the Boards Heading into the game … Continue reading

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Philly trio powers La Salle to 74-68 win over Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Not a single player on La Salle’s roster was around the last time the Explorers beat city rival Temple, a seven-point win at the Liacouras Center back on Feb. 26, 2009. Senior guard Tyreek Duren was … Continue reading

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ESPN’s Gameday to showcase Palestra

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Though Temple/La Salle might be the focus of Saturday’s ESPN broadcast of the Big 5 contest, the star is likely to be the building the game is played in. Two members of the GameDay team, Digger … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: La Salle (Jan. 18)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (5-10, 0-5) vs. La Salle (10-6, 3-0) When: Saturday, January 18th, 12 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Temple 157, La Salle 74 KenPom: Temple 136, La Salle 77 In a Sentence… Temple looks … Continue reading

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La Salle Preview: Temple (Jan. 18)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Temple (5-10, 0-5) vs. La Salle (10-6, 3-0) When: Saturday, January 18th, 12 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Temple 157, La Salle 74 KenPom: Temple 141, La Salle 78 In a Sentence… La Salle looks to extend their season long … Continue reading

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La Salle tops Rhode Island, moves to 3-0 in A-10 play

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – La Salle turned to three upperclassmen as they looked to get to 3-0 in Atlantic-10 play, and those three delivered. Sam Mills, Jerrell Wright, and Tyreek Duren all starred in the Explorers 72-62 win over Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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La Salle Preview: Rhode Island (Jan. 15)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Rhode Island (9-8, 0-2)at La Salle (9-6, 2-0) When: Wednesday, January 15, 7 PM Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia PA KenPom: Rhode Island 137, La Salle 79 In a Sentence: La Salle looks to extend their win streak to … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: La Salle/George Washington

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – A few things that didn’t make it into the game story from last night’s La Salle win over George Washington: Tyreek Duren getting healthy All season long, star guard Tyreek Duren has been bothered by a nagging foot injury. … Continue reading

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