NCAA Game Summary - La Salle at Penn
(Saturday, January 4th)
Final Score: La Salle 76, Penn 57
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerrell Wright posted 21 points and six rebounds as the La Salle Explorers completed a 76-57 rout of the Penn Quakers in a Philadelphia Big 5 rivalry game at The Palestra.
Tyrone Garland and Tyreek Duren scored 14 points each for La Salle (7-6). Steve Zack added 10 points and two blocks.
Tony Hicks paced the Quakers (2-10) with 16 points. Fran Dougherty scored 14 points and finished just one rebound shy of a double-double. The loss was the seventh in a row for Penn.
The Explorers connected on 44 percent of their field goal attempts and converted 10-of-12 tries at the charity stripe in the first half to take a 36-20 lead into the intermission. Penn was limited to just 30.4 percent efficiency from the field including a 2-of-12 clip from beyond the arc before halftime.
La Salle hit on 44.8 percent of its shots from the floor to pull away even further in the second half. The Quakers trailed by as many as 35 in the second period.
The Explorers enjoyed a 45-29 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored Penn, 13-5, in second chance points.
01/04 19:04:14 ET