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


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


Bryan Smith added 15 points for Fordham.