La Salle staved off a second-half rally to beat Rider, 55-54, in a women's basketball game yesterday at Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Tara Lapetina, Danielle Mickiewicz and Ashley Gale (12 rebounds) scored nine points apiece for La Salle (3-7), which led 28-23 at the half. Caitlin Bopp (12 points, 15 rebounds) led Rider (2-7).
The Explorers host Villanova at the Tom Gola Arena tomorrow at 1 p.m.
In another game: