Spiders drop A-10 road contest at LaSalle

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WWBT) - The University of Richmond men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought game at LaSalle on Saturday afternoon, 71-59.

With the loss, the Spiders fall to 11-6 overall and to 1-1 in Atlantic 10 conference play.  LaSalle improved to 11-4 and 1-1 on the season with the victory.

Playing without junior forward Derrick Williams for the third-straight contest, the Spiders were led by sophomore guard Kendall Anthony who scored a team-high 13 points.  Junior guard Cedrick Lindsay had 12 points, four assists and four rebounds, while senior Greg Robbins added 10 points.

In the first half, Darien Brothers led a balanced Spider offensive attack, scoring seven points. Lindsay also had a great all-around first 20 minutes, posting six points, three assists and three rebounds.  At the halftime break, LaSalle held a slim, 33-30 lead over the Spiders.

In the second half, La Salle was able to hold on to its lead throughout the final 20 minutes, winning the A-10 contest, 71-59.  Freshman Alonzo Nelson-Ododa continued his strong play of late, totaling six points, six rebounds and three blocks.

Richmond's three point shooting marked one reason for the defeat.  The Spiders connected on just four of 18 attempts from beyond the arc in the loss.

The Explorers improved to 11-4, 1-1 in the Atlantic 10.  They've now defeated Richmond twice in a row.

The Spiders will face new Atlantic 10 foe and 14th-ranked Butler in Indianapolis for the first time on Wednesday.  Tip-off at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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