Nicholas Signoretta, Editor
Molly Masciantonio driving to the rim for an easy bucket. (courtesy of @a10conference)
La Salle women’s basketball capped off what was a season of promise and potential with a putrid display in last week’s season finale in the A10 Tournament. Picked to finish second in the A10 preseason poll, the Explorers find themselves looking at an offseason of regret after maxing out as the #8 Seed and falling in their first game in Wilmington, Delaware.
An early 11AM EST start was on the docket for the Explorers (17-14, 8-7) as they squared off against the #9 Seed George Mason Patriots (16-14, 8-8) on Mar 2nd in the Second Round of this past week’s A-10 Tournament at Chase Fieldhouse. The Patriots opened the game strong, taking a 18-13 lead at the end of 1st Qtr, but a 7-1 Explorers run gave La Salle their first lead of the game midway through the 2nd Qtr. A little back and forth saw the Patriots exit the half with a 34-30 lead. The 3rd Qtr saw George Mason extend their lead to six with a score of 44-38, but an 8-2 La Salle run had the score locked at 46-46 with a little over six minutes remaining in the 4th Qtr. From there, the Patriots pulled away, fending off one or two Explorers runs as they went on to win the game 64-58.
The final from Chase Fieldhouse. (courtesy of @lasalle_wbb)
With the season over and no more women’s basketball left to play or to write about, I am left with a void in my soul. Out of all the teams I have written about this year, I enjoyed covering this one the most (probably because the squad is not a flaming dumpster fire). Alas, I bid this team farewell and hope to be blessed to cover them next year.