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La Salle Falls Behind Early; Loses To Bucknell 74-66

(La Salle basketball coach John Giannini.  File photo)

(La Salle basketball coach John Giannini. File photo)

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Joe Willman and Mike Muscala scored 18 points apiece to lead Bucknell to a 74-66 victory over La Salle on Saturday night.

Ryan Frazier added 11 points for the Bison, whose 9-1 record marks their best start since the 2005-06 season. It was Bucknell’s fourth consecutive victory.

Ramon Galloway had 21 points to lead La Salle (6-2), Tyreek Duren scored 14 and Jerrell Wright 10. It was the Explorers’ first road loss of the season.

With the score tied at 8 with 13:16 to go in the first half, Bucknell scored 12 consecutive points to take a 20-8 lead at the 9:31 mark. Bucknell led 41-29 at the break.

La Salle closed to five points at 43-38 on Galloway’s 3-pointer 4:05 into the second half. Frazier’s 3-pointer made it a nine-point game at 55-46 for Bucknell with 9:33 remaining, and the Bison kept the Explorers at bay.

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