The Fordham University Men’s Basketball team (1-4, 1-4 A-10 Conference) fell to St. Bonaventure (5-1, 3-1 A-10 Conference) by a score of 68-54 in College Basketball action on Wednesday.
Fordham had a cold second half shooting performance, combined with the fact that St. Bonaventure was able to outrebound the Rams with 15 offensive boards that eventually lead to the losing result.
The Rams were led offensively by Joel Soriano who recorded his third double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 boards, two other players had double figure scoring in Kyle Rose (11) and Chris Austin (10).
Things were tight at the break as the score was tied at 37, but the Rams were unable to find any rhythm shooting in the second half, going 27.3 % (6-of-22) from the field.
Some of the bright spots from the game was the fact that the team had a very young feel to it as the Rams started one freshman (Yame Butler), three sophomores (Joel Soriano, Kyle Rose and Chris Austin) and one junior (Jalen Cobb).
Soriano has been playing really well for Fordham, as the forward now has a double-double in eight of his last eleven games dating to last year. In addition to playing well for the Rams, Soriano has also placed himself as one of the top stat leaders in the Atlantic 10 Conference, as he sits second in field goal percentage (.682).
Chris Austin has been another player to watch for the Rams, as he has been able to score in double figures in each of the past three games, averaging 15.7 ppg over that span.
Up next for the Fordham Men’s Basketball team will be a tough A-10 Conference test against the University of Massachusetts at Rose Hill Gym at 2:30 p.m.
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