Forward Jerrell Wright led the way for the Explorers, finishing the half with 12 points. Center Steve Zack polished the glass frequently, grabbing 13 first half rebounds and leaving the Seahawks with few answers for La Salle.
"I know I played very poorly against Villanova. I had a really off game that day. The coaches and myself just went out and really challenged me," Steve Zack said of his improvement since Sunday's loss.
The Explorers continued to dominate in the second half, finishing with 50 rebounds, including 22 on the offensive glass, compared to just 29 total rebounds for Wagner. Looking like a much more cohesive unit than they have much of the season, and finally making some shots from beyond the arc to provide some space down low, the Explorers cruised to an 80-54 victory.
"It was a lot better. I know G[iannini] talked about that the whole week after the Nova game... In practice everyone acknowledged that and tried to change it up," Tyreek Duren said of the Explorers improved ball movement.
Jerrell Wright finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds, as he led all La Salle scorers in the victory. Dominating the lane, Steve Zack recorded a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds. The Explorers had four players finish in double figures on the night.
"I'm really thrilled we had so many people contribute... When you like what everyone on your team did it's a great night," said Dr. John Giannini of his team's performance.
With the win, the Explorers improved to 6-5 on the season. La Salle will be back in action on Sunday, as they square off with Miami.
By: Kyle Babcock
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