Sunday, December 12, 2010

Villanova 84- La Salle 81

La Salle jumped out to an early lead, but could not maintain it, as Villanova defeated La Salle 84-81 in a hard fought battle. The game featured great guard play, with tremendous outside shooting. Villanova shot 9-19 from three point range, while La Salle was 8-18. The game was played sloppily with 33 combined turnovers and 36 fouls. Villanova got to the charity strike 34 times, making 27.

Villanova had a balanced offensive attack as five players scored in double figures. Maalik Wayns' had 19 points, while Corey Fisher and Corey Stokes both added 16. Fisher shot poorly, converting only 3 of his 11 shots, but he was 9-12 from the free throw line and had 8 assists to go with an overall solid game from the senior point guard. Dominic Cheek had a great game off the bench with 14 points. He hit two key three pointers late in the game that sparked a 6-0 run in which Villanova grabbed the lead back from the Explorers with 3 minutes to play.

La Salle Senior Jerrell Williams had a big game for the Explorers with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Sam Mills added a spark off the bench with 14 points, draining 4 of his 5 three point attempts. La Salle shot efficiently in the field, hitting 47% of their shots from the field.

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