Basketball - JV
The Explorers suffered a season opening loss to the visiting Saints by a score of 59-49. The Saints had an answer for each Explorer run as they tried to climb back into the game. James Bartchak lead the offense with 15 points while Dylan Murphy chipped in 10 points and Connor Seiberlich netted 9 points.
In a wire-to-wire balanced effort, the Explorers beat visiting Archbishop Wood by a score of 51-35. Tone Rivers and Ryan Sorge lead the offense with 11 points each, while Tim Jennings contributed 6 points and 6 boards.
In their first road game of the year, the visiting Explorers used a strong first half and held off a late Patriot run to earn their second victory of the season by a score of 58-53. Chris Williams lead the offense with 17 points and some timely buckets, while James Bartchak contributed 16 in a nice overall game.
The Explorers were able to gut out their second consecutive road victory over the host Lancers by a score of 45-44. The Explorers were able to get a timely stop to seal the victory. The game featured some back and forth action with no team leading by more than 6 points. Ryan Sorge knocked down three threes in route to 9 points, while Tim Jennings and Abdul Carter, who gave the Explorers the lead, had 7 points apiece.
After an 11-0 first quarter, the Explorers found themselves trailing by as many 6 in the second half before they were able to rally for another road victory. Another timely stop at the end of the game helped seal this one. Abdul Carter lead the Explorers with 12 points and 6 boards, while Tim Jennings and Tone Rivers each had 9 points. James Bartchak had 7 points and Dylan Murphy knocked down a huge three in route to 6 fourth quarter points.
After storming out to a 14-2 lead, the Explorers held off a late Hawks run to win their 5th straight game. Contributions came from everybody in this one with Chris Williams (8 points), Joe Halferty (7 points), and Abdul Carter (7 points, 7 boards) leading the way. Tripp Adams and Will Ryan had nice overall games off the bench.
All 10 Explorers who played in this one registered points in a wire-to-wire victory at home. Tomas Torres, Caleb Bryant, and Ryan Sorge all had 8 points, while Connor Seiberlich (7 points), Tone Rivers (5 points), and Dylan Murphy (5 points) all chipped in.
The Explorers lost a tough home game vs the visiting Cahilites by a score of 59-51. The Explorers had the ball down 3 with 30 seconds remaining, but were unable to convert. James Bartchak lead the offense with 15 points, while Chris Williams and Connor Seiberlich each had 11 pts. Ryan Sorge contributed 7 points.
The Explorers were able to hold off a late Ryan rally by knocking down several clutch free throws down the stretch. Ryan Sorge carried the offense with 21 points, while Connor Seiberlich added 14 points. Chris Williams had 7 points and Joe Halferty contributed 5 points.
The Explorers were able to lead this one wire to wire, lead by a balanced scoring attack with 9 different Explorers scoring. Connor Seiberlich paced the offense with 16 points, while Joe Halferty contributed 11 points and James Bartchak had 10 points.
After holding a 24-21 lead at halftime, the Explorers pitched a shut-out in the third quarter, outscoring the Crusaders by 21-0 and never looked back. 9 different Explorers tallied points in this one, with Connor Seiberlich leading the way with 14 points. Chris Williams had 10 points, Ryan Sorge netted 8, while Dylan Murphy (6 points), Tomas Torres (5 points) and Tripp Adams (6 points) had nice games off the bench. Caleb Bryant snagged 10 rebounds.
|4||James Bartchak||2023||Doylestown, PA|
|14||William Ryan||2023||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|20||Connor Seiberlich||2022||Glenside, PA|
|21||Joseph Halferty||2023||Blue Bell, PA|
|22||Donald Adams||2023||Narberth, PA|
|24||Anthony Rivers||2022||Philadelphia, PA|
|25||Tomas Torres||2023||Collegeville, PA|
|30||Dylan Murphy||2023||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|33||Timothy Jennings||2023||Ambler, PA|
|35||Ryan Sorge||2023||Warrington, PA|
|40||Charles Harrington||2022||Wyndmoor, PA|
|42||Abdul Carter||2022||Philadelphia, PA|
Head Coach JV BasketballYears Coaching - 7 years overall/ 7 years at La Salle / 3 years as Head Freshmen Coach/ 3 years 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 Explorers have won 7 of last 10 PIAA State Titles and 33 Straight Philadelphia Catholic League Crowns.
This was the 4th consecutive year the Explorers have finished Top 2 in the State at the PIAA Championships