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Fordham Men’s Basketball Drops Tough 89-52 decision to La Salle

Fordham men’s Basketball Huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Fordham Men’s Basketball team (0-2, 0-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) are still getting their basketball legs and it showed in a tough 89-52 loss to La Salle University (5-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) in College Basketball action on Saturday.

La Salle had a total package of scoring, as they were able to connect for 15 three-point field goals, which was a huge part of the reason why they were able to gain the victory.

The Rams meanwhile didn’t really have their confidence or offensive touch until around the Second Half of play. This is a team that is returning to play after a nine month period of no basketball, so it may take a few games for them to get their chemistry.

Looking good on the offensive side of the ball for Fordham was Joel Soriano who had his second double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Soriano did a little bit of everything showing some great touches low post, and having some great dunks for the Rams.

Oni Eyisi showed his potential throughout the game finishing the game with nine points, while Ty Perry and Chris Austin had seven points each to round out the scoring for Fordham.

La Salle had themselves a tremendous shooting performance that was led by Scott Spenser who had 16 points, he was followed by Jack Clark and Sherif Kenney who had 15 each.

One of the players to watch for as the La Salle season progresses is Jhamir Brickus, who really impressed throughout this game with his defensive performance and his ability to pass the ball around the floor to his teammates.

The good news for anyone who is a fan of the Fordham University Men’s Basketball team was that the guys were starting to be a little bit more aggressive during the course of this game, they were running the plays and found a ton more confidence thanks to this outing in Philadelphia.

As Fordham continues to build up their basketball conditioning and IQ they are going to be a very good team as the Atlantic 10 Conference Season progresses.

The Rams will return home to Rose Hill Gym on Tuesday playing host to the University of Dayton for a game that is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Fordham University Athletics Department fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Fordham University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (fordhamsports.com)

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