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01/14/2012 10:06 PM EST
Dayton holds off La Salle 79-75 in Atlantic 10
DAYTON 79, LA SALLE 75
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Matt Kavanaugh scored a career-high 23
points and Dayton held off La Salle 79-75 Saturday night to move
back into a tie for first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference
and snap the Explorers' six-game winning streak.
The Flyers (13-5, 3-1), coming off an 81-73 loss to St.
Bonaventure, are tied with Massachusetts and Xavier atop the
Dayton never trailed and led by 12 with 2:39 remaining. La Salle
(13-5, 2-1), which came in having won 11 of its past 12, then
used a 13-4 run in the next 59 seconds, capped by a Ramon
Galloway 3-pointer, to cut the deficit to three at 78-75.
Neither team scored again until Josh Parker's free throw with 2
Kavanaugh was 13 of 14 from the line, nearly matching his
previous high of 15 points, and Luke Fabrizius added 14 points.
Earl Pettis scored 19 to lead the Explorers.
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