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Explorers take down Wildcats in A10 Battle

Philadelphia PA: One of the big games in the Atlantic 10 Conference took place at Tom Gola Arena on the campus of LaSalle University on Wednesday Night as LaSalle Explorers took on Davidson Wildcats. LaSalle enters game with (10-5, 4-1 in A10) and off a win over George Washington on Janaury 15 while Davidsome comes into battle against Explorers with (9-7, 2-3 in A10) and off a win over VCU on January 14.

LaSalle got ball to start the game and they turned it over and Wildcats would make the Explorers pay as they would jump out to early 7-0 lead before LaSalle got on the board with basket from BJ Johnson & things changed from there as the Explorers crawled back and would take their 1st lead on game on layup from Tony Washington which made it 16-15 with 12:44 left. Both teams would trade baskets and make some crazy shots, Explorers would go on a a 16-2 run to end the 1st Half capped off a 3 pointer by Jordan Price as they would lead 49-40 at Halftime.

Davidson got ball to start the 2nd half and they would try to get back into the game but Explorers would keep the fight going, Explorers would grow the lead as high as 15 at 69-54 with 9:57 left. Both teams would trade baskets late, the Wildcats would get he lead down to 3 at 82-79 with 1:41 left. Foul shots by LaSalle would ice the game as Explorers take down Davidson 91-83. With the win, Explorers now go to (11-5,5-1 in A10) and now look to encounter against VCU on January 22 and Davidson falls to (9-8, 2-4 in A10) and now have to get back to their winning ways against  on January 24.

Final Stats

LaSalle Explorers:
Jordan Price: 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4-6 from 3PT Range
BJ Johnson: 19 Points, 5 rebounds, 2 Blocks
Pookie Powell: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists

Davidson Wildcats
Peyton Aldridge: 33 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Jack Gibbs: 25 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists
Rusty Reigel: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists

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LaSalle Coach Dr John Giannini

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