The JV Explorers opened the season with a 51-30 victory over visiting SCH. After a slow start, the Explorers turned up the intensity in the 2nd half, sparked by a 15-5 run in the third quarter. Sam Brown paced the offense with 11 points and 5 rebounds, Brian Cawley netted 9 points and snagged 5 rebounds, while Shane Holland chipped in 9 points and played tremendous defense. Connor Donohue had a nice game off the bench with 7 points, and Liam O'Donnell chipped in 6.
Basketball - JV
|42||Matthew Bowes||F||2021||Philadelphia, PA|
|24||Samuel Brown V||G||2022||Philadelphia, PA|
|30||Brian Cawley||F||6'4"||2020||Holland, PA|
|20||Jackson Conroy||G||2021||Meadowbrook, PA|
|33||Michael DiPietro||F||2020||Huntingdon Valley, PA|
|13||Connor Donohue||G||2021||Chalfont, PA|
|3||Shane Holland||G||5'11"||2020||Oreland, PA|
|14||Charles Ireland||G||2021||Glenside, PA|
|23||Ryan Landry||G||2021||Jamison, PA|
|25||Sean Mizzoni||G||2021||Jenkintown, PA|
|53||Michael Moore||C||2021||Conshohocken, PA|
|5||Liam O'Donnell||G||2020||Southampton, PA|
|15||John O'Malley||G/F||2020||Holland, PA|
|40||Matthew Spinelli||F||2020||Newtown, PA|
|44||Isaiah Turner||F||2021||Philadelphia, PA|
After trailing 24-22 at half, the Explorers erupted for a 22-8 third quarter and never looked back, as they held off visiting Holy Ghost Prep by a score of 60-37. Sam Brown and Shane Holland lead the offense scoring 13 and 12 points respectively, while Liam O'Donnell (9 points) and Mike Dipietro (8 points) each canned two threes. Sean Mizzoni had a nice game off the bench with 6 points and great defensive energy.
The Explorers put another good game together, beating the visiting Raptors of Executive Education Charter by a score of 67-44. Sam Brown netted a season high 22 points, while Liam O'Donnell (10 pts) and Shane Holland (8 pts) had nice games overall. Brian Cawley contributed 7 points, and Matt Spinelli had a nice game off the bench with 4 points and 4 boards.
After a back and forth first quarter, the Explorers were able to pull away from host Constitution and win by a score of 57-45. Sam Brown paced the offense with 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Liam O'Donnell contributed 12 points, and Shane Holland chipped in 11 points. Mike DiPietro had a nice game with 8 points and 6 rebounds, while Brian Cawley snagged 7 rebounds.
The Explorers jumped out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back, as they earned their first PCL victory over the host Lions by a score of 62-37. The Explorers dominated the glass (28 rebounds) and shared the ball on offense leading to an impressive victory. Sam Brown lead the offense with 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Liam O'Donnell contributed 7 points. Charles Ireland and Matt Spinelli each had nice games off the bench, chipping in 7 points each, while Connor Donohue netted two threes en route to 6 points. Mike DiPietro and Brian Cawley each had 6 rebounds and Shane Holland dished out 6 assists.
The Explorers were able to capture a hard-fought overtime victory over visiting Archbishop Ryan by a score of 49-41. Shane Holland lead the offense with 14 points and 4 assists, while Sam Brown (11 points, 5 rebounds), and Liam O'Donnell (9 points, 5 rebounds) had nice overall games. Connor Donohue contributed 5 points and steady play off the bench.
The Explorers were able to lead wire to wire in this one, and held off West Catholic by a score of 66-40. 11 different Explorers tallied points in this one, lead by Sam Brown (15 points), Matt Spinelli (10 points, 5 rebounds), and Shane Holland (9 points). Sean Mizzoni (8 points) and Jack O'Malley (4 points) had nice games off the bench. The Explorers head into Christmas break with a record of 8-0 and a PCL record of 3-0.
The Explorers lead this won wire to wire against Central, winning by a score of 62-13. All 15 Explorers scored in this one, lead by Sean Mizzoni who cashed in 4 threes en route to 16 points. Liam O'Donnell had 8 points while Sam Brown and Mike DiPietro had 6 apiece. Brian Cawley and Matt Spinelli had 4 points and 4 rebounds each.
After trailing early by a score of 10-2, the Explorers rallied and held of the Lancers by a score of 53-41. Mike DiPietro (13 points, 6 rebounds) and Sam Brown (11 points, 5 boards) lead the offensive charge, while Connor Donohue had a nice game off the bench with 10 points and 3 assists. Shane Holland had a nice all around game with 8 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals.
The Explorers were able to lead this one wire to wire, defeating host Conwell- Egan by a score of 81-33. 13 different Explorers scored in this one, lead by Liam O'Donnell cashed in 6 threes en route to 21 points, while Connor Donohue and Charles Ireland each had 10 points off the bench. Biran Cawley had 7 points and 5 rebounds, while Mike DiPietro had 6 points. Mike Moore provided great energy off the bench with 4 points and 4 boards.
The Explorers were able to overcome a slow start and beat visiting LC by a score of 56-32. 12 different Explorers scored in this one lead by Brian Cawley (8 points, 4 boards), Sam Brown (8 points, 3 boards) and Shane Holland (7 points, 3 assists). Connor Donohue, Charles Ireland, Jack O'Malley, and Ryan Landry contributed 4 points apiece.
The Explorers were able to build a 22 point lead and held on to defeat visiting Father Judge by a score of 52-39. Sam Brown lead the offense with 12 points, while Mike DiPietro added 8 . Matt Spinelli had a nice game off the bench with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
The Explorers suffered a second consecutive loss, losing to host Devon Prep by a score of 50-46. A 12-4 slow start plagued the Explorers in this one. Matt Spinelli lead the offense with 13 points and 5 rebounds, while Jack O'Malley contributed 9 points and 4 rebounds. Matt Bowes and Jackson Conroy each had nice games off the bench with 6 points each.
The Explorers were able to rally from a 7 point deficit late in the game and held off Bonner Prendie by a score of 51-50. After trailing by 7 with 2:00 to go, the Explorers were able to force some timely turnovers and made some key plays down the stretch en route to an 11-3 run to end the game. Shane Holland had 17 points, Liam O'Donnell chipped in 13 points, and Sam Brown had 8 points.
After rallying to tie the game in third quarter, the Explorers only managed to score 7 points in the 4th quarter and fell to host Archbishop Carroll by a score of 50-42. Liam O'Donnell lead the offense with 22 points, while Sam Brown chipped in 9. Matt Spinelli and Brian Cawley grabbed 4 boards apiece, and Shane Holland dished out 4 assists.
After missing some free throws late, the Explorers were able to hang on to hold off Roman Catholic by a score of 46-44. Liam O'donnell lead the offense with 13 points, while Shane Holland had 11 points, and Sam Brown had 10 points and 4 assists. Biran Cawley had 5 rebounds and Matt Spinelli had 3 steals.
The Explorers used a 24-6 run, to close the first half and never looked back, holding off visiting Berks Catholic by a score of 59-51. 11 different Explorers tallied points in this one, lead by Shane Holland and Liam O'Donnell who had 9 points apiece. Sam Brown and Charles Ireland each had 8 points, Sean Mizzoni and Jack O'Malley each had 6 points, and Isaiah Turner had a nice game off the bench with 4 points and 3 rebounds.
The Explorers were able to erase a 7 point deficit late, and held off Archbishop Wood in overtime by a score of 61-55. 10 different Explorers tallied points in this one, lead by Liam O'Donnell with 16 points. Jack O'Malley and Shane Holland both contributed 8 points, while Charles Ireland tallied all 7 of his points in the 4th quarter/overtime. Mike Moore and Matt Spinelli provided great energy off the bench.
The Explorers could never get over the hump in this one, falling to host Saint Joe Prep by a score of 59-50. Sam Brown and Liam O'Donnell each contributed 10 points, Matt Spinelli added 8 points, and Shane Holland had 6 points. The JV Explorers finish with an overall record of 17-4.
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