Fordham 81, Siena 75

Chris Gaston scored 25 points and Branden Frazier added 20

points and 10 assists as Fordham held on for an 81-75 nonconference

victory over Siena on Sunday.

The Rams (3-9), who trailed 57-28 at halftime two days ago in an

88-73 loss to Connecticut, were sharp early this time, shooting 69

percent (20 of 29) in the first half.

Gaston scored 20 points as Fordham took a 47-31 halftime lead.

The senior forward now has 1,514 points, ninth on the school’s

career list.

The Saints (2-10), in their first game since Dec. 9, rallied to

shoot 60 percent (15 of 25) in the second half. They got within

63-62 with 10:04 left after consecutive 3-pointers by Rob Poole and

Rakeem Brookins, but three straight Fordham baskets made it

69-62.

Poole had 21 points, Brookins 18 and O.D. Anosike 16 for

Siena.

Bryan Smith added 15 points for Fordham.