Saturday, November 10, 2012

Zack and Wright Lead La Salle Over Delaware 73-66

Steve Zack (19 points, 8 rebounds) and Jerrell Wright (14 points, 10 rebounds) dominated the inside allowing the La Salle Explorers to grind out a hard-fought victory over the Delaware Blue Hens 73-66. 

The Explorers jumped out to an early 21-5 lead only to see Delaware cut it to a six point halftime deficit.  The Blue Hens were able to take a brief 51-50 lead in the second half and the game was tied at 60 with four minutes to go.  At that point, Zack and the Explorers took over, going on a 9-4 run aided by two buckets and a blocked shot by Zack.  La Salle never relinquished the lead and hung on for the seven point win.  

Also scoring in double figures for the Explorers were Tyreek Duren (12) and Sam Mills (10).  Delaware was led by Jarvis Threatt (17) and Devon Saddler (14).  First team All-CAA power forward Jamelle Hagins was limited to 12 points by fine defensive efforts by Zack and Wright.  

The Explorers return to the court a week from tomorrow for a contest at Gola Arena against Central Connecticut State.