Allen Leads Temple Past La Salle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lavoy Allen scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Temple to a 90-82 win over La Salle on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Khalif Wyatt added 18 points, Ramone Moore had 16 and Juan Fernandez 14 for the Owls (24-6, 14-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), who shot 15 of 27 from the floor (55.6 percent) in the second half to seal the victory and finish the season 14-0 at home.
The Explorers (14-17, 6-10) shot 64 percent from the field (16 of 25), including 5 of 9 from 3-point range (55.6 percent) in the opening half and led 57-53 with 15:35 left to play.
Temple used a 23-9 run, capped by a jumper from Allen, to pull ahead 76-66 with 8:33 to go.
Aaric Murray scored 17 points and had nine rebounds for La Salle, which shot 55.4 percent (31 of 56) overall. Earl Pettis added 12 points and Steve Weingarten had 11.
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