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Fordham Women’s Basketball wins 53-47 thriller over George Washington

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

In what was a fast paced and exciting game the Fordham University Women’s Basketball team (5-2, 2-1 A-10 Conference) defeated George Washington (3-5, 0-2 A-10 Conference) in Rose Hill Gym on Sunday.

Leading the way for Fordham University on the offensive side of things was Anna DeWolfe who had 21 points to go along with five assists. DeWolfe was all over the place for the Rams, contributing to some of the biggest moments of the game, that included the go-ahead three pointer with around 29.4 left, that trey combined with some free throws helped to seal the victory.

The Rams also saw some huge contributions from Kendell Heremaia and Kaitlyn Downey who scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Heremaia showed some great low post touches throughout the game, while Downey had some great looks from beyond the arc.

George Washington showed a ton of heart and fight throughout the game. The Colonials were able to do a tremendous job on the defensive side of the basketball by forcing the Rams to turn over the ball on many occasions and grabbed some key rebounds that were vital for keeping them in the game throughout.

The Colonials were led Ali Brigham who had 10 points, the Freshman Center especially shined during the Fourth Quarter of play, where she really kept her team in it thanks to three plays and some wonderful shooting that got the visiting side to tie the game up at 36 with around 640 left in the game.

Fordham was able to regain thanks to a mid-range jumper by DeWolfe at the 6:00 mark. The score went back and forth as the two teams really played a thrilling game at Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx.

With the game on the line DeWolfe was able to step back and hit a huge three-point shot at the 0:47 mark, which gave the Rams the lead late in the game. George Washington did not go down without a fight though as Caranda Perea had a beautiful far corner three point shot to cut the Rams lead to 49-47 as time was running off the clock.

The Rams were able to seal the victory thanks to DeWolfe connecting on some free throws, as the home side was able to earn their second straight Atlantic 10 Conference Victory in the Bronx.

Fordham will now start a four-game road stretch starting on Friday at Rhode Island with the action starting at 4:00 p.m. George Washington, meanwhile returns to Washington, D.C. to host Saint Louis on Friday with that game starting at 5:00 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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