La Salle disappoints in loss to St. Bonaventure

La Salle disappoints in loss to St. Bonaventure
January 22, 2014, 11:45 pm
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Tyreek Duren led La Salle with 16 points in Wednesday night's loss to the Bonnies. (AP)

BOX SCORE

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Charlon Kloof scored 18 points and finished with seven assists and St. Bonaventure handed La Salle its first Atlantic 10 Conference loss, 66-51, on Wednesday night.

La Salle (11-7, 3-1) led by eight with 8:53 left in the first half, but the Bonnies quickly fired off nine straight points and pushed ahead by three at the break. The Explorers trailed by just four with 12:39 left on the clock, but an 8-2 run gave St. Bonaventure enough of a lead to stay ahead the rest of the competition.

Matthew Wright and Marquise Simmons added 10 points each as the Bonnies (12-7, 2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Both teams shot below 20 percent from three-point range and made 18 each from the free-throw line. St. Bonaventure shot over 14 percent better from the field (23 of 52) than the Explorers (15 of 50).

Tyreek Duren led La Salle with 16 points as the Explorers' five-game winning streak was snapped.