PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyreek Duren had 21 points to pace four double-figure scorers for La Salle, leading the Explorers past St. Bonaventure 71-61 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Earl Pettis had 16 points, while Devon White and Jerrell Wright added 10 apiece for the Explorers (20-11, 9-7 Atlantic 10 Conference), who evened the all-time series at 12-12 with the Bonnies.
With the game knotted at 12-all early, Pettis had a layup and knocked down a 3 to help spark an 18-5 La Salle run and the Explorers led the rest of the way. They were up 38-26 at intermission and held on for the win despite being outscored 35-33 in the second half by St. Bonaventure.
Andrew Nicholson had 19 points to lead St. Bonaventure (17-11, 10-6), which had its season-best four-game winning streak snapped.
Both teams will play their next games in the A-10 tournament, which begins on Tuesday.
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