GREENVILLE, PA – The Redhawks dropped their fourth straight game after falling to Thiel College 81-66 on the road in non-conference action on Monday night.
La Roche played a solid first half grabbing an early lead and keeping it competitive throughout. Their largest lead came when a Zach Gould 3-pointer put them up 15-11 in the eighth minute. They went up again with 4:50 left on an Evan Bonnaure made three, but Thiel answered with an 11-3 run to enter the half up 35-32.
Despite trailing by as many as sixteen points in the second half, the Redhawks were able to cut the deficit to single digits late in the game. A Ray Quan Phifer three sparked the 9-0 run with just five minutes left, however Thiel converted their free throws to end the threat.
Arnes Bajgora continued his torrid offensive pace finishing with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Phifer had a career-high in both points (16 points) and rebounds (8 rebounds) while Evan Bonnaure contributed 13 points and 3 assists. Torin Smith and Zach Gould combined for 14 points in the defeat.
The Redhawks will host John Carroll in their home opener this upcoming Saturday. Tip-off is 3pm.