By Annie Ross
A. J. Brodeur scored a career-high 35 points, including two free throws in the final seconds in Penn’s 77-74 win over La Salle last night.
Ryan Betley had 13 points, and Matt Howard added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Penn (6-9).
The Quakers built a 13-point lead at the break (40-27), but had to hold on late. After a B.J. Johnson dunk for La Salle cut its deficit to 73-71 with 28 seconds left, Betley answered with a layup and a four-point lead.
Two possessions later, La Salle’s Jordan Price drilled a 3 which cut it to one. But Brodeur ended the comeback bid with two free throws with two seconds left.
Johnson scored 15 points to lead La Salle (11-6), which is 0-3 in Big 5 play.