Friday, November 11, 2011
Explorers Cage Leopards In Home Opener 79-53
La Salle followed up a strong exhibition showing against Carleton University with a 79-53 blowout of Lafayette. The Explorers jumped out of the gate to a 13-2 lead and never looked back. Once again, sophomore point guard Tyreek Duren led the way with 17 points along with 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Also scoring in double figures were Earl Pettis (16), Taylor Dunn (12) and Sam Mills (10). Devon White just missed a double-double with 9 points and 9 rebounds while freshmen D.J. Peterson (7 rebounds) and Jerrell Wright (6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks) also played a large part in the blowout win.
The Explorers once again played outstanding defense, forcing the Leopards to shoot 36% from the field and limiting them to only 3 field goals from three point range.
South Carolina transfer Ramon Galloway played well in limited minutes before going down with a concussion shortly before the end of the first half. Ramon will miss Tuesday night's game against Big 5 rival Villanova and his status for the Homecoming game against James Madison is still unknown.