By Annie Ross
Jared Kimbrough (above right) sank two free throws with 16 seconds left late as La Salle beat Saint Joseph’s 78-77 in their regular seasons finales before this week’s A-10 tourney.
The Explorers (15-15, 6-12 Atlantic 10 Conference) trailed by one when Kimbrough was fouled and hit both to give La Salle the winning edge.
Ayinde Hikim had 15 points to lead six La Salle and Christian Ray added 13.. Kimbrough chipped in 11, David Beatty scored 11 and Isiah Deas had 11. Ray also had 11 rebounds, while Kimbrough posted eight rebounds.
Ryan Daly had 25 points for the Hawks (6-25, 2-16 Atlantic 10 Conference). Rahmir Moore added 12 points. Cameron Brown had 11 points.
The Explorers improve to 2-0 against the Hawks for the season. La Salle defeated Saint Joseph’s 83-66 on Feb. 8.