Monday, December 19, 2011
Explorers Cold Shooting Leads To 70-66 Loss At Delaware
La Salle was only able to connect on 2 of their 16 three point attempts and that was ultimately the difference in a 70-66 loss to the Delaware Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter Arena in Newark, DE. The Explorers led 33-27 at the break but Delaware eventually grabbed a two point lead with just over twelve minutes remaining. From that point on, the game went back and forth until the Blue Hens took a 65-60 lead with just over three minutes to go on the strength of two jumpers by freshman guard Kyle Anderson. The Explorers came back to trail by one and after forcing a turnover with 30 seconds left, had a chance to take the lead, but Tyreek Duren was unable to convert on a strong drive to the hoop. No foul was called despite obvious contact on the play. Delaware closed it out on the foul line for the win.
Once again, La Salle's balanced effort included five players scoring in double figures, led by Devon White (15), Earl Pettis (12), and Ramon Galloway, Sam Mills, and Jerrell Wright with 11 each. Delaware was led by Khalid Lewis and Devon Saddler with 18 points each.