PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Redhawks surpassed the century mark, running away from D'Youville 101-85 on Saturday afternoon. The victory is La Roche's ninth straight and keeps them a perfect 12-0 in the AMCC. They are 17-2 on the season.
The first half was a shootout, with the Redhawks entering the lockerroom with a 58-49 advantage.
Both teams enjoyed leads over the opening seven minutes. Zach Gould hit a three pointer at the 12:55 mark to give the Redhawks a 17-15 lead, and La Roche followed with eight straight points to make it 25-17.
The Spartans would not allow the Redhawks to pull away, closing the gap to 42-40 with 4:39 left in the half. RayQuan Phifer responded with a three-pointer on the opposite end and La Roche followed with eight of the next ten points.
D'Youville got things started with straight field goals, but Phifer drained a pair of threes for a ten point Redhawk lead. The La Roche defense took over, as they followed with twelve of the next fourteen points and a twenty point advantage.
The Redhawks built their lead to as many as twenty-eight points, and they went on to reach triple digit points.
Phifer finished with a game-high 24 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. Dunnings had a strong performance, scoring 19 points on 8 of 11 shots. Gould and Hannes each provided 17 points, and Tyler Frederick 11 points. Frederick brought down 8 rebounds and Gould dished out 7 assists.
The Redhawks shot 47% (16 of 34) from three and 49% (40 of 81) from the floor.
The Redhawks begin a three-game road trip next Wednesday at Penn State Behrend.