It wasn’t until early in the second half when Towson recorded its first assist during La Salle’s 67-53 win over the Tigers on Saturday night. The Explorers took an 8-6 lead on a Jordan Price three pointer just four minutes into the game and led the rest of the way. For La Salle, the win stops a two-game losing streak, while Towson’s skid reaches three straight losses.
Price scored a game-high 31 points on 8-16 shooting from the floor and 12-14 from the line. La Salle’s defensive pressure was too much for Towson to handle, forcing 16 Tiger turnovers. Towson shot 0-14 from three point range and just 32 percent from the floor. Throughout the game Towson seemed extremely bothered by the quickness of the Explorers’ defense.
Early in the second half Towson went on a 7-0 run, with Eddie Keith II scoring four quick points off the bench. The run cut La Salle’s lead to 40-32. That was as close as the game would be for the remainder of the game. La Salle countered with a 7-0 run of their own, capped by a Jordan Price three pointer, raising the lead to 15.
La Salle’s Jerrell Wright and Towson’s Four McGlynn were the only other players to score in double-figures, scoring 10 and 14 respectively. One of the most astonishing numbers from the game is four. That is the number of assists for Towson in the game on their 15 made baskets.
Towson’s coach Pat Skerry didn’t sugar coat anything in his press conference saying, “We were bad in a lot of areas and that is on me. I didn’t have them ready to play.” La Salle’s defense came up with eleven steals, while the Explorers committed only nine turnovers on offense.
Up next for La Salle (6-5) is a trip to Hofstra on Tuesday. Towson (7-4) will take on Navy tomorrow in Annapolis.