Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 81, La Salle 66
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Silas Cheung scored 15 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s to an 81-66 victory Wednesday night over La Salle, still winless in six outings.
Also reaching double digits for the Mountaineers (1-2) were Chris McGuthrie with 13, Jeff Balistrere with 11 points and nine assists and Khalid Shakur with 10.
Romaine Haywood, Mike Gizzi and Shawn ``Reds″ Smith had 11 points each for La Salle, which played its home opener after losing five straight games on the road.
``The stats tell the story,″ La Salle coach Bill ``Speedy″ Morris said. ``They shot 56 percent and we shot 34 percent. They outplayed us in every phase of the game.″
Beating La Salle ``was a good win for us,″ said Mount St. Mary head coach and La Salle alum, Jim Phelan. ``I just hope Speedy can rally his troops.″