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Milestone Moment for Fordham Women’s Basketball in 56-53 victory over Rhode Island

Fordham Head Women’s Basketball Coach Stephanie Gaitley has been able to earn the respect of her peers and her players during her time at Rose Hill Gym. On a snowy day in the Bronx, New York. Gaitley was able to have a milestone moment earning her 200th win in a come from behind, 56-53 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday.

This is now four wins in a row for the Fordham Women’s Basketball team, who now improves to a 10-3 overall mark and holding a 7-2 mark in the A-10 Conference, while Rhode Island falls to 8-6, 8-3 respectively.

One of the traits of all the teams that Coach Gaitley has been able to lead is the fact that they have all played stellar defense, the 2020-21 edition of the Rams are no different, as it was the overall defensive play that kept the ladies into the game.

It was Rhode Island that had the early offensive momentum holding a 17-12 lead after the opening frame on 58.3% shooting from the floor. That number dropped thanks to the Rams defense, the Rams offense awakened thanks to the duo of Katie McLoughlin and Anna DeWolfe who combined for a 7-0 run, that combined with three different teammates going 6-of-6 down the stretch at the free-throw line to earn the victory.

There was a ton of great action in the game as both teams really thrilled the fans that were watching the action on ESPN Plus. Helping to lead the Rams offense was DeWolfe who had a game-high 18 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out an assist in over 38 minutes of play.  Kendell Heremaia followed with 11 points and had a team-high three assist and three steals. Kaitlyn Downey was able to record her sixth double-double of the year with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Fordham will now look to make their winning streak to five games when they host Saint Joseph’s this Friday in a game that is scheduled for 12 p.m. Fans wanting to catch the action at home can do so by checking out the NBC Sports Network.

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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