La Salle, Dayton Wins Give A-10 Second Straight Perfect Night
#A10MBB RECAP | Thursday, Dec. 19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jerrell Wright scored a game-high 17 points and Steve Zach added 12 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and four blocked shots as La Salle ran away from Wagner for an 80-54 win Thursday night.
La Salle (6-5), which never trailed in the game, used a 15-2 run capped by Wright's jumper with 8:45 to play in the first half to open up a 25-9 lead and Wagner (5-7) never got closer than 13 again.
Tyreek Dureen, who finished with 11 points, six assists and one steal, moved into sixth place (433) on La Salle's all-time assist list and passed Kareem Towns, moving into seventh with 197 career steals. Zack took over eighth place on the school's all-time blocks list with 76.
The Explorers out-rebounded Wagner 50-29, including 22-7 on the offensive glass. La Salle assisted on 21 of 29 field goals and committed a season-low three turnovers.
DAYTON 96, IONA 84
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Dyshawn Pierre scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Dayton handled Iona 96-84 on Thursday night.
Dayton (9-2) never trailed, leading by as many as 15 points in the first half and extending a nine-point halftime lead to as many as 23 points in the second half. The Flyers shot 55.4 percent from the field and were 8 for 20 on 3-pointers. Khari Price was 4 for 5 from beyond the arc and scored 16 points.
Vee Sanford added 17 points for Dayton, coming off the bench and going 8 for 11 from the field. Dayton outscored Iona 38-10 in bench points.
Iona (5-4) shot 51.7 percent from the field and shot 12 for 26 on 3-pointers but was out-rebounded 40-26 by the Flyers.
A.J. English went 8 for 10 from beyond the arc and had a career-high 30 points for the Gaels, while Sean Armand added 20 points.