Missed Free Throws, Rebounds and possessions cost the Fordham University Men’s Basketball team (1-3) a home victory over UMass Lowell (3-2) in NCAA College Basketball action on Sunday evening.
The Rams who fell to the River Hawks by a score of 60-51, were unable to find the rhythm they needed to gain the victory in Rose Hill Gymnasium.
Fordham who went from a game where they had played hard throughout saw an effort that did not please Head Coach Tom Pecora. The team who is considered to be a young one (Six Freshman on the roster) amongst other more veteran programs are still in search of their identity.
This stretch for the Rams is a huge one as the program will have an opportunity to play in front of their home crowds and attempt to show many what they can do.
There were some bright spots for Fordham who were led by Freshman Forward Eric Paschall (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) who had 16 points, eight boards, three assists and one steal in the game.
The Rams also had two other players finishing in double-digit scoring as Junior Forward Ryan Rhoomes (South Jamaica, N.Y.) had a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds to go along with three blocks. Rounding out the scoring was Freshman Guard Mandell Thomas (Rochester, N.Y.) who had 10 points and Seven Boards.
In the end with the team turning the ball over a total of 18 times and shooting the ball around 34% caused the loss at home. Also it was noticed the fight that UMass Lowell showed throughout as the River Hawks fought for every possession and felt like they were on fire, making several huge shots throughout the game.
Fordham will have a chance to rebound on Saturday, when the team takes on University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a 4:00 pm tip-off.
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