Saint Louis overcomes late struggles to top La Salle in OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Javonte Perkins had 15 points off the bench to help Saint Louis to a 77-76 overtime win over La Salle on Wednesday night.
Hasahn French had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Saint Louis (16-5, 5-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jordan Goodwin added 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. Demarius Jacobs had 11 points.
Saint Louis led 35-25 at halftime but was forced into overtime despite never giving up its lead and going scoreless over the final 2:06 of regulation. La Salle took the early lead in overtime but Saint Louis used a 10-4 run to take a 77-73 lead with 52 seconds remaining. Jordan Goodwin’s 3-pointer capped the run and La Salle’s David Beatty answered with a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left but there was no more scoring.
Ed Croswell scored a career-high 24 points and had 18 rebounds for the Explorers (10-10, 1-7), who have lost six consecutive games. Isiah Deas added 20 points and seven rebounds. Beatty had 10 points.
Saint Louis plays at Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. La Salle plays at Duquesne on Sunday.