Crisler, La Salle get passing grade at Bonner & Prendergast

La Salle’s Zach Crisler, left, blocks a shot by Bonner & Prendergast’s Chris Haynes in the fourth quarter Wednesday. Crisler led La Salle to a 61-50 win to hand Bonner & Prendie its first Catholic League loss of the season. (Digital First Media/Pete Bannan)

By Matthew DeGeorge

The statistic was readily shared with Zach Crisler off La Salle’s iPad program, so he’s all too happy to pass it along.On 20 made baskets against Bonner & Prendergast Wednesday night, the Explorers handed out 13 assists, led by the five dimes that the 6-foot-9 Crisler distributed. When the junior forward, after a 61-50 win, opined that, “You couldn’t ask for a better team win that that,” he had the facts to back it up.

That’s before he got into specifics. About the no-look pass that Sean Simon tossed to Kahlil Diarrah for a corner 3-pointer that put La Salle up five in the fourth quarter. Or the pass that Diarrah, while falling out of bounds, directed volleyball-style toward Titus Beard for an open triple. Or Crisler threading a pass to Diarrah for a lay-in that put the Explorers (10-6, 3-4 Catholic League) up seven with three minutes to play and on the way to handing Bonner & Prendie (13-3, 6-1) its first league loss.

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