Thursday, December 29, 2011

Explorers Put Leash On Terriers 70-53

Tyreek Duren led the way with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists as La Salle eased past the Boston University Terriers 70-53.  In the absence of Sam Mills who sat out the game with an ankle injury, Duren looked to score early and dropped in eight of the Explorers first ten points as they took a 10-3 lead.  Freshman D.J. Peterson put the clamps on Boston's Darryl Partin who came into the game averaging 20.8 points which allowed La Salle to extend their lead to fourteen points by halftime.  The Explorers went ahead by 25 points with over eleven minutes to play and the seventeen point margin was the closest that the Terriers would get the rest of the way.

Ramon Galloway (13) and Jerrell Wright (10) also scored in double figures while Wright and Devon White both pulled down 8 rebounds and controlled the paint for La Salle.  Boston, who played without starting point guard D.J. Irving (from Philadelphia-area Archbishop Carroll HS), was lead by redshirt freshman Malik Thomas who scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

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