Explorers Fall Short In Bid For Basketball Glory

Explorers Fall Short In Bid For Basketball Glory
La Salle's impressive run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end on Saturday, March 22, 2014 with a 52-39 loss to New Castle Area High School in the finals of the Pennsylvania State Championship (PIAA Class AAAA Boys Championship) at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.
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La Salle's impressive run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end on Saturday, March 22, 2014 with a 52-39 loss to New Castle Area High School in the finals of the Pennsylvania State Championship (PIAA Class AAAA Boys Championship) at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. New Castle, whose starting lineup featured four seniors with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first state title. Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon was next in line with 10. La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer against Central Central High School, to reach the finals and finish with a record of 23-7.

PHOTOS FROM THE GAME

HERSHEY, Pa. -- La Salle's impressive and surprising run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end.

With considerable athleticism and toughness, much of it gained on the gridiron, New Castle completed a perfect season by beating the Explorers, 52-39, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' final at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Hurricanes, whose starting lineup featured four senior starters with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first title. They outrebounded La Salle, 36-23.

Malik Hooker, a dynamic wing guard who will play defensive back at Ohio State, led the way with 13 points, four assists, and three steals

Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers (23-7) with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon, a guard, was next in line with 10.

La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer vs. Central, after losing to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League semifinals.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/La-Salle-comes-up-short.html#P3Lg6OK1wKvxOMK1.99

HERSHEY, Pa. -- La Salle's impressive and surprising run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end.

With considerable athleticism and toughness, much of it gained on the gridiron, New Castle completed a perfect season by beating the Explorers, 52-39, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' final at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Hurricanes, whose starting lineup featured four senior starters with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first title. They outrebounded La Salle, 36-23.

Malik Hooker, a dynamic wing guard who will play defensive back at Ohio State, led the way with 13 points, four assists, and three steals

Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers (23-7) with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon, a guard, was next in line with 10.

La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer vs. Central, after losing to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League semifinals.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/La-Salle-comes-up-short.html#P3Lg6OK1wKvxOMK1.99

HERSHEY, Pa. -- La Salle's impressive and surprising run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end.

With considerable athleticism and toughness, much of it gained on the gridiron, New Castle completed a perfect season by beating the Explorers, 52-39, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' final at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Hurricanes, whose starting lineup featured four senior starters with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first title. They outrebounded La Salle, 36-23.

Malik Hooker, a dynamic wing guard who will play defensive back at Ohio State, led the way with 13 points, four assists, and three steals

Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers (23-7) with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon, a guard, was next in line with 10.

La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer vs. Central, after losing to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League semifinals.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/La-Salle-comes-up-short.html#P3Lg6OK1wKvxOMK1.99

HERSHEY, Pa. -- La Salle's impressive and surprising run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end.

With considerable athleticism and toughness, much of it gained on the gridiron, New Castle completed a perfect season by beating the Explorers, 52-39, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' final at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Hurricanes, whose starting lineup featured four senior starters with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first title. They outrebounded La Salle, 36-23.

Malik Hooker, a dynamic wing guard who will play defensive back at Ohio State, led the way with 13 points, four assists, and three steals

Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers (23-7) with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon, a guard, was next in line with 10.

La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer vs. Central, after losing to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League semifinals.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/La-Salle-comes-up-short.html#P3Lg6OK1wKvxOMK1.99

HERSHEY, Pa. -- La Salle's impressive and surprising run at its first state basketball championship finally came to an end.

With considerable athleticism and toughness, much of it gained on the gridiron, New Castle completed a perfect season by beating the Explorers, 52-39, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' final at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The Hurricanes, whose starting lineup featured four senior starters with football scholarships, went 31-0 en route to their first title. They outrebounded La Salle, 36-23.

Malik Hooker, a dynamic wing guard who will play defensive back at Ohio State, led the way with 13 points, four assists, and three steals

Point guard Najee Walls paced the Explorers (23-7) with 15 points. Fellow junior Shawn Witherspoon, a guard, was next in line with 10.

La Salle won five straight games, including a District 12 playoff qualifer vs. Central, after losing to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League semifinals.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/La-Salle-comes-up-short.html#P3Lg6OK1wKvxOMK1.99


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