- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AP) - Jordan Price scored 27 points, Johnnie Schuler hit the game-winner and La Salle held off Towson 78-76 in Saturday’s season opener.

Schuler scored 15 points and broke a 73-73 tie with a layup, then made three free throws in the final 40 seconds to seal the win.

Cleon Roberts and Yevgen Sakhniuk each scored 11 for La Salle, which led 45-39 at halftime.

Towson rallied to within a point three times in the second half before taking a 71-70 lead after Mike Morsell scored two free throws and a layup with 4:22 left. The game was deadlocked at 73 for nearly two and a half minutes before Shuler’s layup and free throws.

Byron Hawkins’ 3-pointer with 1 second left wasn’t enough for Towson, who got 28 points from William Adala Moto, a Wake Forest transfer who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Morsell and Hawkins each scored 13 and Walter Foster grabbed 12 rebounds.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide