Basketball - JV
The Explorers started the season off with a commanding victory over host SCH by a score of 56-19. 10 different Explorers scored in this one, with timely defense causing plenty of turnovers leading to transition baskets. Horace Simmons paced the offense with 12 points, while Connor Donohue (8 points, 3 assists) and Isaiah Turner (8 points, 5 rebounds) both had nice games. Connor Seiberlich knocked down three three pointers en route to 9 points.
The JV Explores opened up their home schedule with a nice 59-35 victory over the visiting Crusaders of Father Judge. Horace Simmons paced the offense with 12 points, while Chris Williams provided steady guard play and chipped in 10 points. All 10 Explorers scored in this one, with nice bench efforts from Connor Seiberlich (8 points) and Chris Thompson (4 points, 4 rebounds).
The JV Explorers were able to use a great defensive effort to hold off Haverford by a score of 40-28. The Explorers only allowed 10 first half points and use great team defense to stifle the Haverford offense. Connor Donohue carried the offense in this one, cashing in on four three pointers en route to a game high 22 points. Chris Thompson had a nice game off the bench with 6 points and 5 rebounds.
The Explorers knocked down 10 three pointers en route to a 64-35 victory over visiting Cardinal O'Hara. The Explorers shared the ball on offense and picked apart the O'hara defense scoring a season high 64 points. Sean Jennings (11 points, 6 rebounds), Jackson Conroy (13 points, 4 assists), and Connor Donohue (15 points, 5 assists) lead the offensive charge in this one. James Bartchak and Connor Seiberlich each had 6 points off the bench while Charlie Harrington contributed 4 points.
The Explorers were able to hold on and hold off host Archbishop Ryan by a score of 53-38. The Raiders cut the Explorer lead to 6 in the middle of the third quarter, but some timely shooting and turnover helped the Explorers push the lead back up to double digits for good. Connor Donohue netted a season high 21 points while Sean Jennings (7 points, 5 rebounds) and Chris Williams (6 points) had nice games.
The Explorers squandered a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter, but rallied late in overtime to secure a home victory over the visiting Burrs of West Catholic. Charles Ireland had a nice overall game scoring 17 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, and dishing 4 assists], including 2 free throws to ice the game. Chris Williams had a solid game contributing 14 points and some clutch free throw shooting. James Bartchak scored 5 points off the bench while Caleb Bryant contributed 4 points and 5 rebounds and Jackson Conroy knocked down three timely free throws in overtime.
The Explorers got off to a hot start and never looked back in this one winning by a score of 63-14. 10 different Explorers scored in this one, lead by Charles Ireland (12 points), Connor Seiberlich (9 points), Chris Williams (9 points), Caleb Bryant (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Isaiah Turner (8 points, 6 rebounds).
A slow start plagued the Explorers in this one as a late come back effort fell just short at Malvern Prep. The Explorers were held scoreless for the first 5+ minutes of the first quarter and could never quite get back on track even with a late rally. Chris Williams paced the offense with 12 points, while Jackson Conroy and Connor Donohue each contributed 11 points.
After trailing by as many as 9 in the third quarter, the Explorers battled back and held on late in overtime to win 44-41. Charles Ireland paced the offense with 16 points including two huge 4th quarter three pointers. Caleb Bryant contributed 6 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris William netted 7 points and Jackson Conroy cashed in 6 points.
All ten Explorers scored in this one, as a quick start lead to a convincing victory over the visiting Eagles. Caleb Bryant paced the offense with 10 points and 8 rebounds, while Isaiah Turner (9 points), Chris Thompson (8 points), and Charlie Harrington (6 points) had nice games off the bench. Connor Seiberlich cashed in two three pointers en route to 6 points.
After a slow start, the Explorers battled back to hold off Holy Ghost by a score of 50-47. Chris Williams paced the offense with 15 points, while Charles Ireland cashed in 3 three pointers en route to 11 points. Chris Thompson provided great energy off the bench netting 6 points and Jackson Conroy provided steady guard play with 6 points.
The Explorers opened the game on a 14-0, posting a shutout first quarter and were able to hold off the LC come back by a score of 31-19. Neither team shot the ball particularly well in this one. Caleb Bryant lead the offense with 10 points and 5 rebounds, while Charles Ireland contributed 8 points.
After a back and forth first quarter, La Salle picked up the defensive intensity and closed the half on a nice run and never looked back, running away from Devon Prep by a score of 54-27. The Explorers only allowed 9 points in the second half. Chris Williams paced the offense with 13 points, while Jackson Conroy James Bartchak, and Chris Thompson each had 7 points.
The Explorers used a 19-4 first quarter and never looked back, as they took care of the host Crusaders by a score of 62-30. 9 different Explorers scored in this one, lead by a trio who scored 10 points apiece (Chris Thompson, Connor Seiberlich, and Connor Donohue). Chris Williams netted 9 points and Isaiah Turner contributed 8.
After trailing by as many as 11, the Explorers rallied late to hold of the visiting Saints by a score of 51-46. The Explorers went 7-9 from the line down the stretch. Chris Williams and Charles Ireland lead the offense, scoring 12 points a piece. Connor Donohue netted 8, while Connor Seiberlich and Jackson Conroy, who hit a huge three to put the Explorers up 2 late, each contributed 7 points.
After trailing by as many as 10 in the second half, the Explorers rallied and held on late to hold off host Bonner Prendie by a score of 57-50. Chris Williams scored all 13 of his points in the 4th quarter, while Caleb Bryant contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds. Connor Donohue netted 9 points and Charles Ireland chipped in 8. Isaiah Turner hit two clutch free throws to break a tie game late in the 4th quarter to help seal the win.
After a 9-0 start, the Explorers never looked back and held off the visiting Patriots by a score of 41-26. After the game was tied at 22, the Explorers finished the game on a 19-4 run. 9 different Explorers scored in this one, lead by Chris Williams who had 13 points. Charles Ireland (8 points) and Connor Donohue (7 points) paced the offense. Charlie Harrington hit a big 3 to break a 22-22 tie, which started the 19-4 run.
After clinging to a 2 point lead at the end of the third quarter, the Explorers could not hang on, and lost to host Roman Catholic by a score of 49-45. Turnovers plagued the Explorers throughout this one, totaling 20. Charles Ireland lead the offense with 14 points, while Chris Williams chipped in 13 and Jackson Conroy netted 10.
After being down 10 with 2 minutes to go, the Explorers battled all the way back to tie the game with 7 seconds to go, but lost a heart-breaker at the buzzer to host Archbishop Wood. Jackson Conroy and Charles Ireland each had 16 points to lead the furious comeback, while Connor Donohue (11 points) and Caleb Bryant (8 points, 6 rebounds) also had nice games.
After trailing 15-4 to start the game, the Explorers ended the first half on a 20-5 run, lead by some timely shooting by Connor Donohue to take a 24-20 lead and never looked back as they held on by a score of 44-39. The Explorers end the season with a record of 17-3 (12-2 PCL). Connor Donohue lead the offense with 18 points, while Jackson Conroy chipped in 8, and Charles Ireland/Caleb Bryant each contributed 6. Special thanks to mangers Pat Gallagher, Keegan O'Donnell, and Riley Brennan.
Head Coach JV BasketballYears Coaching- 7 years overall/ 7 years at La Salle / 3 years as Head Freshmen Coach/ 3 yeas as Head JV Coach
Family- Resides in Flourtown, PA
Favorite La Salle Basketball Memory- Being a part of the 2012-2013 undefeated freshmen team
Head Coach - Basketball
The team will head to Bucknell University for PIAA State Championships March 11-12.
The Explorers previously won the Catholic League Championship.
The Explorers also won the APAC Founders Cup by defeating Holy Ghost Prep 4-1