La Salle Loses To American, 68-66, In OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Schoof scored 18 points, Charlie Jones scored 16, and American University beat La Salle 68-66 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Zach Elcano and Pee Wee Gardner each scored 11 for the Eagles (6-4), who led 36-23 at halftime and shot a hot 65.2 percent in the first half to 50 percent for the Explorers.

La Salle gained ground in the second half, outshooting the Eagles 15-11 in the first 13 minutes, then cut the lead to two, 56-54, on a 3-pointer by Jordan Price with 21 seconds to play.

Price scored 26 for La Salle (5-5), including a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 59 at the end of regulation.

Jones scored a layup and two free throws in overtime to put the Eagles up 66-61 with 1:14 to play. Jerrell Wright’s layup drew the Explorers within three, 66-63, but Schoof added a free throw to ice the win.

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