By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio
The La Salle Explorers defeated the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 66-56 on Saturday night. Here are some quick hitters from the game:
Bonnies continue offensive struggles: Bona shot just 33.9 percent (20-59) from the floor, an even lower mark than its 35.3 percent output against Rhode Island last Sunday. The main reason for the offensive downfall was the lack of production from their perimeter players. Marcus Posley, the A-10’s leading scorer, started on the bench for the first time this season after being late for a shootaround and scored just four points on 2-12 shooting, with an 0-7 clip from three. Andell Cumberbatch scored five points on 2-8 shooting, and Jay Adams scored five with a 1-9 performance.
Outrebounded again: The Bonnies were outrebounded 34-33, making it the second straight game they saw a deficit on the glass. Dion Wright and Youssou Ndoye combined for 13 boards, while the rest of the team had just 11.
Tale of two halves: La Salle entered the first half locker room up just two points (29-27) after shooting 37.5 percent from the floor. In the second, they shot 57.9 percent and were 4-6 from three, helping them outscore Bonaventure 37-29 in the final 20 minutes.
Price and Roberts take over for Explorers: Jordan Price scored 24 points on 7-19 shooting to lead the Explorers, grabbing five boards as well. Cleon Roberts added 20 on 6-12 shooting. They made four three-pointers each, while Bonaventure made just two as a team.
Tough one to drop: With games at Davidson and against VCU upcoming, this La Salle loss is going to be a very difficult one to swallow for the Brown and White.