College Hoops Wrap: La Salle holds off Duquesne

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College Hoops Wrap: La Salle holds off Duquesne

Jordan Price scored 18 points with four three-pointers, Pookie Powell added 16 points and five assists, and La Salle made 20 second-half free throws to beat Duquesne 88-81 on Saturday night to win its second straight.

B.J. Johnson also scored 18, Isiah Deas scored 11, and Demetrius Henry had 10 with 10 rebounds for the Explorers (8-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10), who made 24 of 25 free throws (96 percent).

Tied at 36 at halftime, Tony Washington dunked, Price hit a 3 and LaSalle pulled ahead 53-46 early in the second half after two lead changes, then led 71-59 after Price's 3-pointer with 7:05 left.

Duquesne closed to 71-68 on Emile Blackman's 3, but La Salle pulled away 78-71 after Cleon Roberts' two free throws, then sealed it by making six free throws in the final 51 seconds.

Emile Blackman and Rene Castro scored 18 apiece for the Dukes (8-8, 1-2).

Bryce hits for 27pts as UNC Wilmington tops Delaware, 91-81
NEWARK, Del. -- C.J. Bryce scored a career-high 27 points and all five starters scored in double-digits as North Carolina-Wilmington picked up its seventh win in eight road games, beating Delaware 91-81 on Saturday.

The Seahawks have 15 wins in 17 games, including a 4-0 start to the Colonial Athletic Association season, for the best start in school history.

Bryce hit 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc. Denzel Ingram added 23 points, hitting 5 of 11 from deep, and the Seahawks as a team shot 30 of 52 (57.7 percent) from the field and 13 of 31 from distance. The Seahawks grabbed 11 offensive rebounds out of 28 total boards and had 22 assists on 30 made baskets.

Ryan Daly scored 28 points and Chivarsky Corbett added 18 more off the bench. Delaware (7-10, 0-4) has lost four straight.

Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

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Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.

Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.

As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped. 

“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”

The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers. 

Former La Salle great Donnie Carr returns to alma mater as assistant coach

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Former La Salle great Donnie Carr returns to alma mater as assistant coach

A former La Salle great and Big 5 Hall of Famer is being added to the Explorers' coaching staff.

Head coach John Giannini on Tuesday announced that Donnie Carr would be returning to the program as an assistant coach. Carr, who played four seasons at La Salle from 1996-2000, is one of just six players in program history with over 2,000 career points. 

"Donnie is a La Salle and Big 5 Hall of Famer who has paid his dues in coaching while getting valuable experience and making great contacts," Giannini said in a statement. "He has assisted at the small college level, the Division I level and the highest level of AAU competition. Our relationship has grown over the years and he is the perfect person for our staff at this time. Whether it is in mentoring, skill development or recruiting, he will make our players and program better."

After racking up over 1,000 points in his career at Roman Catholic High School, Carr moved a few miles north up Broad Street and continued to fill it up on Olney Avenue. In four seasons with the Explorers, Carr compiled 2,067 total points and career average of 19.7 points per game.

In addition to being named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in his first season as an Explorer, Carr landed on first team All-Big 5 in each of his four collegiate seasons. 

"Since March 8, 2000, when I played my last game at La Salle in the A-10 Tournament, I have always dreamed of one day getting an opportunity to coach at my alma mater," Carr said. "This is a dream come true, and I'm ready to hit the ground running for our program."

Injuries cut short Carr's professional playing career overseas, which included stops in Turkey and France.

His prior coaching resume includes different stops as an assistant coach at Holy Family University, The Haverford School and Roman Catholic, as well as a two-year stint at Hartford as a coordinator for player devolopment. Carr had recently been named the head basketball coach at Girard College before coming aboard as an assistant coach at La Salle. 

"I'm blessed, honored and thankful for the opportunity that Coach Giannini has entrusted me with," Carr said. "I have always supported Coach Giannini and have the utmost respect and admiration for him. To be given an opportunity to learn from him and the other coaches on the staff is priceless."