Recap: La Salle vs. Rhode Island
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyreek Duren tallied 15 points, as the La Salle Explorers beat the Rhode Island Rams, 72-62, in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup at Tom Gola Arena.
Jerrell Wright registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards for the Explorers (10-6, 3-0 A-10), which won their fourth straight game. Steve Zack also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Steve Mills also scored 11 points.
Xavier Munford led the Rams (9-9, 0-3) with 21 points and eight assists. Gilvydas Biruta logged a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards. The Rams have lost three straight contests.
La Salle started off well by shooting 44.8 percent from the field in the first period. It held a 37-26 lead at the intermission. The Rams struggled, only making 32.1 percent of their field goal attempts, including 2-of-7 from 3- point range.
The Explorers made 47.8 percent of their field goal tries after halftime as they cruised to an easy win. La Salle led for the entire half. URI shot well, connecting on 50 percent of its shots from the floor, but were unable to catch up.
La Salle did a better job of taking advantage of mistakes, as the Explorers outscored URI 15-6 in points off turnovers.Game Notes