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Fordham Takes down LaSalle 56-53

Philadelphia PA: Atlantic 10 basketball took center stage on Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena on the campus of LaSalle University as LaSalle Explorers took on the Fordham Rams. LaSalle enters game with a (6-19, 2-12 in A-10) and off a embarrassing loss to George Washington on February 21 while Fordham comes into game with (13-12, 4-10 in A-10) and off a loss to Saint Louis on February 20. Both teams are looking to get back into the win column.

Fordham won the tip to start the game and the games first points came from LaSalle Cleon Roberts for early 2-0 lead, it would be 5-0 before Fordham would get on the board with basket by Chris Sengfelder. Explorers would take a 8 point lead at 16-8 with 10:47 left in 1st half, Fordham would make a run to get the lead down to 1  at 18-17 with 4:54 left in the half. LaSalle would take a 27-22 lead into halftime.

Fordham got ball to start the 2nd half and they would take their first lead of game on 3 pointer by Joseph Chartouny for a 32-29 le at 15:08 left in the game. The Rams would grow the lead up to 10 at 46-36 with 7:35 left in the game, LaSalle would not go away as they would go on a 11-0 run capped off by a Jordan Price 3 pointer to give then a50-47 lead with 3:06 left. Fordham would ice the game when David Pekarek hits a dagger 3 pointer and that would all she wrote, Jordan Price would hits a 3 pointer to make things interesting, LaSalle would have a chance to force overtime as Johnnie Shuler would shoot an air ball as the Rams come into Tom Gola Arena and defeat LaSalle 56-53. With the win, Fordham goes to (14-12, 5-10 in A-10) and with the loss, LaSalle falls to (6-20, 2-13 in A-10)

Final Stats

LaSalle Explorers:
Jordan Price: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists
Cleon Roberts: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists

Fordham Rams:
Chris Sengfelder: 16 points, 8 rebounds
David Perkarek: 12 points, 8 rebounds,


LaSalle Coach Dr John Giannini