By Annie Ross
Grant Golden led four Richmond scorers in double figures as the Spiders raced away from visiting La Salle, 75-57.
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 has lost its last 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 the 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,