NCAA Game Summary - Fordham at St. Bonaventure
(Saturday, March 9)
Final Score: Fordham 76, St. Bonaventure 72
St. Bonaventure, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Gaston recorded 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench as the Fordham Rams held on to defeat the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 76-72, in the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season finale for both squads at the Reilly Center.
Mandell Thomas also scored 22 points for the Rams (7-24, 3-13 A10). Branden Frazier added 16 points, five boards and five assists in a reserve role, as Fordham snapped a 10-game losing streak.
For the Bonnies (14-15, 7-9), Demitrius Conger contributed 17 points, six rebounds and four assists. Youssou Ndoye and Eric Mosley also chipped in 17 points apiece. After winning the 2012 A-10 Conference Tournament, St. Bonaventure failed to qualify this season.
In the first half, St. Bonaventure was busy from the free-throw line, shooting 11-of-15. Fordham was held to 4-of-12 beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes as the Bonnies took a 41-35 advantage at the break.
Fordham started out the second half on a 7-0 run and knocked down 17-of-29 from the floor in the stanza. The Rams took the lead for good following a Frazier jumper with 5:17 left in the game.
Fordham controlled the boards, 35-24, and points in the paint, 42-28.
03/09 21:43:37 ET