Powell leads La Salle comeback, top Richmond 66-58
La Salle (6-14, 4-4 Atlantic 10) pulled even with Richmond at 53-53 on Powell’s wide-open 3 from the left wing, took the lead on an Isiah Deas free throw and an Ed Crosswell drive and never looked back. Deas scored 13 and Crosswell nine with a career-best 16 rebounds.
La Salle was 11 of 21 at the foul line but Richmond was unable to gain ground, missing 10 of its last 11 field-goal attempts, the drought lasting more than five minutes. The Spiders took all their last five shots from behind the 3-point arc and four were airballs.
The Explorers made 6 of 8 from the line while Richmond had consecutive disorganized possessions, Grant Golden air-balling a 3 as the shot clock expired and Jacob Gilyard launching an airball from 27 feet immediately after a timeout.
Gilyard scored 20 to lead Richmond (8-15, 2-7).