La Salle 82, Rider 70

Ramon Galloway scored 21 points and La Salle defeated Rider

82-70 on Saturday.

Galloway, who made 4 of 10 from 3-point range, was playing for

the first time since suffering a concussion in the first half of a

game Nov. 11 against Lafayette.

La Salle jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the Philly Hoop Group

Classic game and never trailed. The Explorers (3-3), leading 58-52

midway through the second half, went on a 16-3 run to grab their

largest lead at 74-55 with 8:13 to play. Tyreek Duren capped the

run with two free throws.

Devon White scored 17 points, Sam Mills added 13 points and Earl

Pettis had 11 for the Explorers, who have won four of the past five

meetings in the series.

Jeff Jones scored 24 points and Daniel Stewart added 22 for

Rider (1-6), which has lost four games this season by double

digits.