The Fordham University Women’s Basketball team (4-4) were back in the Bronx for one game, but the one was against a very tough Seton Hall squad (7-1) as the Rams fought but ultimately fell by a final score of 56-43 on Friday.
Fordham had started off the game on a good note, building a 15-9 lead with 11:15 left in the First Half. It had seemed as after that Seton Hall with the combination of experience and skill were able to gain the victory.
Leading the way for the Rams was Emily Tapio (Brewster, N.Y.) who was the lone scorer in double-figure scoring with 17. Tapio was all over the floor for the team grabbing six rebounds, dishing out two assists, recorded two steals while also having a huge block in the game.
Tapio has been a steady presence thus far for the Women’s Basketball team as the Senior was named to the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on November 24. This was after she averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.0 block-per-game.
Seton Hall had three players finish in double-digit scoring with Ka-Deidre Simmonds led all with 15 points. Daisha Simmons followed with 14 points, and Bra’Shey Ali rounded out all scoring with 10 points.
Fordham will now go on the road for two games before returning home to Rose Hill Gym for the Battle of the Bronx against non-conference foe Manhattan College.
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Featuring Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley
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