Men’s Basketball Cruises Past La Salle, 74-49
DAVIDSON — Davidson scored the first 10 points and led throughout in a 74-49 Atlantic 10 win over a physical La Salle team Wednesday night.
Kellan Grady scored a game-high 22 points and Jon Axel Gudmundsson added 14, including 11 in the first 20 minutes, as the Wildcats won for the fourth time in the last five games.
Davidson (15-12, 9-6 A-10) led by as many as 18 points in the first half, while constructing a 39-23 halftime advantage, and following a layup by Nelson Boachie-Yiadom at the 9:11 mark.
“We were in the locker room at halftime, and we were in a similar situation last week at Saint Joseph’s, in Philadelphia,” said coach Bob McKillop. “We had that 19-point lead, and we gave them a couple of lifelines (in a 73-72 loss). I don’t think we gave (La Salle) any lifelines tonight. That’s a tribute to our guys with their will to win.”
The lead grew to 65-34 with 6:49 to play following two free throws from Hyunjung Lee.
La Salle (13-14, 4-11) was led by Ed Croswell and David Beatty, who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.