La Salle stops Manhattan 89-64

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Ruben Guillandeaux had 22 points and eight rebounds, Rodney Green added 18 points and La Salle used a decisive first-half run to post an 89-64 victory over Manhattan on Wednesday.

Wernon Goodridge scored 15 points, Terrell Williams 14 and Yves Mekongo Mbala 10 for the Explorers (7-5), who never trailed.

Devon Austin scored 13 points and Antoine Pearson 11 for the Jaspers (7-5).

La Salle held a 19-16 lead midway through the first half when Green scored 11 of his points in a 23-5 run. He capped the outburst with a layup that gave the Explorers a 42-21 lead with 2:28 remaining.

La Salle shot 69 percent from the field in the first half while the Jaspers struggled, hitting 37 percent of their shots.

The Explorers led 48-31 at the break.

Manhattan (7-5) scored eight straight early in the second half to close within 52-39, but Green sank a free throw and added a layup that extended La Salle’s advantage.

La Salle holds a commanding 38-7 record in the series.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Manhattan
Antoine Pearson Antoine Pearson
4-6,  11 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
 La Salle
Ruben Guillandeaux Ruben Guillandeaux
6-10,  22 Pts
8 Rebs, 7 Assists

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