RICHMOND, Va. — Grant Golden was a perfect 6-for-6 shooting to lead four Spiders scorers in double figures as Richmond raced away from La Salle, 75-57, Wednesday night.
Golden, who finished with 15 points, scored the first four as Richmond (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic 10) shot out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. Tyler Burton added 14 points and nine rebounds, Jake Wojcik scored 11 with three three -pointers and Jacob Gilyard scored 10.
Richmond has won its last three while La Salle’s losing skid reached four games.
Freshman Sharif Kenney led the Explorers (10-8, 1-5) with a career-high 19 points, with three three-pointers, three assists and four steals.
Eight out of nine Spiders scored field goals in an astonishing second half that saw the team shoot 71% from the field, making 12 of 17.
La Salle also scored 12 field goals after halftime, but in 32 tries (38%). La Salle’s leading scorer Isiah Deas (12 ppg) scored three on 1-for-8 shooting,
Richmond plays No. 7 Dayton at home on Saturday. La Salle takes on VCU at home on Saturday.