Bonnies direct Explorers down the wrong path in 86-73 loss. The LaSalle Explorers (8-12) found themselves in a tight game in the Reilly Center against St. Bonaventure (10-2) on Tuesday evening. Things looked good for the visitors who battled hard and forged a 24-24 tie.
But, things took a rapid turn. At the 7:45 mark of the first, Explorer Coach, Ashley Howard was ejected and the ceiling caved in. Kyle Lofton went to the line and banged all four free throws that were awarded off the technical fouls. That was the point that the Bonnies never looked back.
The home team exploded with a 45 point half and held a 45-35 edge. The rampage would continue with the Bonnies flexing their offensive prowess and went on to lead after a 9-0 surge. LaSalle fell behind by as many as 18 but kept battling.
Jalen Adaway dropped 20 and the aforementioned, Lofton drained 18 with a three-pointer at the end of the half. Three other Bonnies scored in double digits with 17 from Osun Osunniyi, Jaren Holmes with his 18, and Domenick Welch adding 10.
The Explorers received 22 from Sherif Kenney who went 8 of 12 from the Field. Jhamir Brickus added 13 with a dozen from David Beatty.
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