After an emotional victory over Duquesne, the Fordham Men’s Basketball team saw a tough road result in a 63-45 loss against St. Louis on Saturday. This was the ninth meeting between these two clubs, and thus far the Rams have not had much luck in earning a victory over the Billikens.
There were some bright spots for Fordham as Darius Quisenberry had a fine showing with his 15 points and three steals, along with another great performance from Chuba Ohams who had eight points and eight rebounds.
Quisenberry has been able to score double figures in 15 of the 16 games this year, while Ohams has been playing stellar as of late for the Rams, as he leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks fourth in the NCAA in rebounding, averaging 11.6 rpg.
For the Rams they have been able to mount comebacks as of late, but were unable to do so against St. Louis, as the guys had their lowest offensive field goal percentage of the season at 29% (16-56).
Fordham was able to start off strong taking a six-point lead, 15-9 with 7:49 left in the first. The Billikens were able to take over for the rest of the game outscoring the Rams 18-6 over the final 7:09 for a 27-21 halftime lead.
The Rams showed a ton of heart as they were able to stay in the game, Kam’ron Cunningham netted a jumper with 11:03 in the game to make the score 36-30. St. Louis was able to increase their lead making the game 52-41 with just over four minutes left. Ahmad Harrison made things close for the Rams with free throws later on, but that would be as close as the team would get to a victory.
Fordham will next be in action as they will host the University of Richmond in Rose Hill Gym on January 17, with the tip scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
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