La Salle Explorers

La Salle falls to 3-14 with loss to Rhode Island

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La Salle falls to 3-14 with loss to Rhode Island

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Jeff Dowtin scored 22 points, Cyril Langevine scored 19 with 14 rebounds and Rhode Island beat La Salle 78-67 on Saturday to hand the Explorers their fourth straight loss.

Fatts Russell added 20 points for the Rams (10-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) as the team shot 28 of 48 (58.3 percent) from the field but missed 15 free throws (19 of 34; 56 percent).

David Beatty led the Explorers (3-14, 1-4) with 14 points, Saul Phiri scored 12 and Jared Kimbrough and Pookie Powell each scored 11 with seven rebounds. Powell also had four assists.

The Explorers led 33-31 at intermission and used a 9-1 run to make it 42-32 when Traci Carter made a 3-pointer with 16:59 left. Dowtin followed with a layup and a 3 and that started a 22-3 run for the Rams over the next eight minutes and La Salle never recovered.

Isiah Deas scores career-high 31 points as La Salle beats Morgan State

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Isiah Deas scores career-high 31 points as La Salle beats Morgan State

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Isiah Deas had a career-high 31 points as La Salle topped Morgan State 85-68 on Saturday.

David Beatty had 18 points for La Salle (6-3). Sherif Kenney added nine points and seven rebounds. Christian Ray had seven rebounds for the hosts.

Troy Baxter Jr. had 15 points for the Bears (4-8). Stanley Davis added 14 points. Isaiah Burke had 12 points and six rebounds.

La Salle faces Wagner at home on Wednesday. Morgan State plays Chestnut Hill at home on Monday.

La Salle uses offensive balance to sink Drexel

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La Salle uses offensive balance to sink Drexel

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David Beatty had 14 points to lead five La Salle players in double figures as the Explorers defeated Drexel 71-63 on Saturday.

Saul Phiri added 12 points for the Explorers, Scott Spencer chipped in 11 with seven rebounds and Ayinde Hikim and Ed Croswell each scored 10

Isiah Deas, the Explorers' second leading scorer heading into the contest at nine points per game, was just 1-of-9 shooting.

Zach Walton had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Dragons (5-5). James Butler added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Camren Wynter had 11 points and six rebounds.

La Salle (5-3) matches up against Morgan State at home next Saturday. Drexel takes on South Florida on the road next Sunday.