Bucknell 74, La Salle 66

Joe Willman and Mike Muscala scored 18 points apiece to lead

Bucknell to a 74-66 victory over La Salle on Saturday night.

Ryan Frazier added 11 points for the Bison, whose 9-1 record

marks their best start since the 2005-06 season. It was Bucknell’s

fourth consecutive victory.

Ramon Galloway had 21 points to lead La Salle (6-2), Tyreek

Duren scored 14 and Jerrell Wright 10. It was the Explorers’ first

road loss of the season.

With the score tied at 8 with 13:16 to go in the first half,

Bucknell scored 12 consecutive points to take a 20-8 lead at the

9:31 mark. Bucknell led 41-29 at the break.

La Salle closed to five points at 43-38 on Galloway’s 3-pointer

4:05 into the second half. Frazier’s 3-pointer made it a nine-point

game at 55-46 for Bucknell with 9:33 remaining, and the Bison kept

the Explorers at bay.