Scores

Final

Delaware 58

(2-9, 0-1 CAA)

La Salle 56

(6-5, 4-5 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 29, 2006

    Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    DEL 37 2158
    LAS 25 3156

    Top Performers

    Delaware: H. Courtney 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    La Salle: D. Harris 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Delaware 58, La Salle 56

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Herb Courtney scored 14 points and Delaware withstood a frenetic rally by La Salle in a 58-56 victory over the Explorers in the La Salle Invitational on Friday.

    Darrell Johnson added 12 points and Brian Johnson had 11 for the Blue Hens (2-9), who won their second straight game and posted their first victory in 10 career meetings in Philadelphia. Delaware was also 2-19 lifetime against the Explorers entering the game.

    Darnell Harris scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half for La Salle (6-5), which dropped its third consecutive game.

    Delaware led 55-46 with 2:59 remaining before La Salle responded with an 8-0 run -- two 3-pointers by Harris and a basket by Mike St. John -- to cut the deficit to one point, 55-54.

    Darrell Johnson hit one of two free throws to give the Blue Hens a 58-56 lead with 9.3 seconds left. La Salle had one last possession, but Ruben Guillandeaux missed a runner as time expired.

    In the first half, Delaware built a 17-point lead, 35-18, on a 3-pointer by Sam McMahon with 3:50 left before cruising to a 37-25 advantage at halftime. The Blue Hens shot 55 percent from the field (11 of 20) and converted six of 11 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEL
    LAS
    Points 58 56
    FG Made-Attempted 19-42 (.452) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

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