Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game


Photo by Robert Cole.

By Robert Cole

With much of the basketball media’s attention on the St. John’s vs. Creighton game played in Queens, there was a college basketball team in the Bronx making their own claim for some of that attention.  The Lady Rams of Fordham defeated Davidson 85-72 in women’s A-10 play, for their third straight conference victory.  

With the win, Fordham sits on top of the A-10 standings along with George Washington undefeated in three conference games. 


Photo by Robert Cole.

Fordham opened play quickly, beginning play taking an 11-4 lead, before Davidson was able to regroup and go on its own 8-0 run to take a one point lead, 12-11.  With good shooting, and tight defense, the Lady Rams closed out the first quarter with a 9-0 run to end the quarter leading by the score 20-12.

After exhibiting a strong low-post presence in the first quarter, where Fordham outscored Davidson 12-2 in the paint, Fordham’s offense would stall and Davidson’s Kyla Roland, would come off the bench scoring 8 points, providing Davidson with its own low-post presence, allowing the Wildcats to outscore Fordham 10-4 in the paint, and 22-13, for the quarter, to take a 34-33 lead into the halftime intermission.


Photo by Robert Cole.

Fordham’s offense would come back to life, scoring 52-second half points.  The Lady Rams displayed strong team offense, getting contributions from junior forward, G’mrice Davis, who scored a season high of 27 points, to go along with her 13 rebounds, and freshman, Anna Kelly, who added a season high 18 points.

Hannah Missry continued her hot outside shooting adding 14 points.  Kate Kreslina, also scored 14 points and Danielle Burns added 10.

With the win, the Lady Rams, 12-5, 3-0 in conference, have won five of their last six games, with the one loss, a close game to then undefeated University of Buffalo, in the Fordham Holiday Classic.  During this stretch of games, Coach Stephanie Gaitley, has her team playing well offensively with Fordham shooting, 51.9% from the field, and 40% from beyond the three-point line for the night.

Fordham continues with A-10 action on Saturday, when they travel to Fairfax VA. to face George Mason at 1 PM.  Their next home game will be on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM, against the Richmond Lady Spiders.  

Robert Cole is a freelance writer/photographer.

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