By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a 72-62 win over Rhode Island on Wednesday night, the La Salle Explorers find themselves on a four-game winning streak. That has improved their record to 10-6 overall and they are a perfect 3-0 in the Atlantic 10.
Junior forward Jerrell Wright had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory, while junior center Steve Zack put together his ninth double-double of the season with an 11-point, 10-rebound performance. That is production that is becoming commonplace at Gola Arena for these two front court standouts.
Wright is third on the team in scoring, averaging 12.8 points a game while shooting 59% from the field, and he is second, behind Zack, in rebounding, pulling down 6.3 boards a game.
The Dobbins Tech product has been a starter since he arrived at La Salle, and he says he has made great strides in a lot of areas over the past three years.
“My defense, taking charges, rebounding,” Wright tells KYW Newsradio. “I’m trying to get my free throws up there. If I start making free throws (currently shooting 58% from the line), I think I’ll be complete. And using my right my hand more.”