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Senior Night Turns Into Sad Loss
March 6, 2014
54th Explorer to Reach 1,000 points But Explorers Find a Way to Lose.
(14-15, 6-9) season of frustration and disbelief continues. This time with a
home loss to an awful George Mason Patriots (11-18, 4-11) squad. The game had
many similarities to the Fordham game as the Explorers built an early lead only
give most of
it back before the end of the half.
Explorers held George Mason scoreless for nearly 5 minutes to start the game
led by 29-27 at the half.
Duren, Mills, Garland and Dunn
Mills (12 points, 5 boards, 3 assists and 4 steals) broke the 1,000
early in the second half and has played with much more focus and determination
offensive woes continue to prevent them from taking the close games. The Explorers
led 3 times in the final 5:41 but immediately surrendered the lead each time.
The defense did not execute when it counted most. Tyreek Duren (13
points, 5 boards) had
a buzzer beater
attempt but his shot clanged off the rim as time expired. Tyrone
Garland (16 points, 6 boards) missed a few key shots.
Taylor Dunn (2
points in 10 minutes) was rewarded by being inserted into the starting lineup
tonight. The Explorers must use the Saint Joe's game as a tune-up for a run in
the A10 Tournament. Duren and Garland will most likely see less minutes on Sunday
as this team is now forced to have an "NCAA or bust" mentality. If the chemistry
was there and the shots had fallen this could have been one of the best teams
nationally instead we must hope they play to their potential in Brooklyn.
The seniors have missed an opportunity to turn last seasons' greatness into excellence
this season. Injuries played a part at the start of the season but lack of execution
prevented the team from winning those extra 7 or 8 games that would have made
another post-season run highly probably. It will be extremely difficult to win
games they need to win in Brooklyn.
George Mason 59, La Salle 57 FINAL.
Explorer Top Performer of
Game: Sam Mills.
LaSalle shot 34%
from the field on 19 for 56 (35% from beyond the arc on 7 for 20) and 92%
from the foul line (12 for 13). Coach John Giannini still
doesn't have the right concept defensively as stated before. We are left
to wonder what "could have been". Coaching Grade: D
Up Next: at
Saint Joe's on Sunday March 9 at 4pm on CBSSN
Lindsay, Leslie Jones, Mike Sanzere.
Grade for Officials:
D (Below Average): These officials
gave the Patriots some calls that aided them in sealing the victory in the
second half. The A10 will remain a second tier league until the officiating
mess is cleaned up by not using about 65 percent of the current arrogant
officials and replacing Greenwood in the A10 office.
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