La Salle broke a two game losing streak to ease past the Rider Broncs 82-70 in the final night of the Philly Hoop Group Classic at the Palestra. The Explorers led throughout the game and broke it open with a 19-3 run midway through the second half and maintained a double digit lead the rest of the way.
Ramon Galloway led four La Salle players in double figures with 21 points along with 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Also in double figures for the Explorers were Devon White (17 points and 7 rebounds), Sam Mills (13) and Earl Pettis (11). Pettis dislocated the middle finger of his left hand late in the first half and did not return. Rider was led by two former Philadelphia Catholic League stars in Monsignor Bonner's Jeff Jones (24) and Neumann-Goretti's Danny Stewart (22).